Typing lengthy captions or editing photos and videos on a small mobile screen can get frustrating sometimes.
We hear you!
The larger screen size of a PC helps you edit with precision. Also, when you use a PC, you get access to a larger keyboard which makes it easier and faster for you to write captions.
A PC also provides a larger workspace to schedule your posts, engage with your audience, and multi-task while managing multiple accounts.
This level of precision and control over your content creation and presentation that you get on a PC is unmatched, especially by a mobile device.
Let’s see how you can increase your productivity while posting on Instagram from a PC or Mac using these methods.
- Can You Post On Instagram From PC?
- How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac: Using Statusbrew
- How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac?
- How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac: Using Creator Studio
- How To Post An Instagram Story From PC Or Mac?
- How To Post Reels On Instagram From PC?
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Can You Post On Instagram From PC?
The short answer is yes, and it's quite easy as well.
Instagram has all the appearances of an exclusively mobile platform. In October 2021, the app finally added the ability to post on Instagram from PC, which means you don't have to open your phone every time you wish to post on Instagram.
Using Instagram in a web browser brings up the same feed that you will see on your phone. That means posts aren't sorted chronologically but rather according to Instagram's algorithm (which is based on a mix of what's popular, what's recent, and which content you have interacted with most in the past).
Instagram announced new features within its 'Innovation Week' framework. According to one of the features announced, Instagram will now allow its users and creators to post on Instagram from PC.
The social network explains in a statement, "We are making available to all users a new function that has been highly anticipated, which will allow sharing photos and videos of less than 1 minute on Instagram from the browser on the computer."
Posting on Instagram from PC requires a few extra steps than posting directly from the app, but if you prefer editing photos and videos on your PC instead of a mobile phone, it may be worth exploring some of these options.
How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac: Using Statusbrew
Statusbrew is an easy-to-use social media management tool that allows you to schedule photo and video posts to Instagram from your PC. To get started, you will have to sign up for a free Statusbrew account and connect it to your Instagram business account. You can even schedule posts to multiple social media accounts from Statusbrew and bulk schedule your Instagram posts.
In fact, you will also gain the ability to access Instagram analytics and schedule your Instagram Stories from Statusbrew. Here's how to post on Instagram from PC using Statusbrew:
Step 1: Click on "Compose" from Statusbrew's dashboard.
Step 2: Select your desired Instagram business profile from the profile selector.
Step 3: Write a caption for your post in the text box & add media.
Step 4: Click the arrow beside the Schedule button and select "Post now" to publish the post immediately.
You can choose to schedule the post by clicking on "Schedule for later", or you can also send your post for approval and select the most appropriate approvers by clicking on "Assign approvers."
Alternatively, you can always use the Statusbrew scheduler to plan your feed well in advance to avoid errors later.
There’s a lot more in store for you to manage your Instagram presence without much hassle. Book a free demo to discuss your requirements!
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How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac?
Here is a step-by-step procedure on how to post on Instagram from PC.
Step 1: Go to Instagram & log in to your account (if you aren't logged in to your account in your browser already).
Step 2: Click the plus sign at the top right corner of the screen. A "Create new post" window will appear at the center of your screen.
Step 3: Click on "Select from computer" to browse your computer & pick an image(s) or video(s) for your post. Alternatively, you can drag photo or video files into the window.
Step 4: You can change the ratio of your image or video by clicking on the frame icon at the bottom left side. You can also click on the glass icon & use the zoom feature to edit your frame.
If you wish to create a carousel post, you can select up to 10 files. To add more images or video files, you can click on the rounded square icon from the bottom right corner and then click on the plus sign.
Once you are done, click "Next" from the top right corner.
Step 5: You can now edit your images or videos by selecting one of the 12 effects from the Filters tab. You can also go to the Adjustments tab & adjust factors such as brightness, contrast, saturation, temperature, fade, and vignette manually. Click "Next" once done.
Step 6: Now, you will be required to write a caption for your post within 2200 character limits. You can click on the smiley face icon & pick emojis to add to your caption.
You can also add a location by typing it in the "Add location" space, add alt text to your files in the "Accessibility" section, or even turn off comments on your post from the "Advanced settings" option.
Here you can also click on the image & tag people or accounts.
Step 7: Once done, click on "Share" to post on Instagram from your PC.
How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac: Using Creator Studio
It's no secret that Facebook now owns Instagram. Because of that reason, you can post to Instagram directly from your Facebook account. Firstly, you need to ensure that your Instagram account is connected to your Creator Studio. Check out Facebook's guide for more help on how to connect your Instagram account to your Creator Studio.
You can only connect your Instagram business account to the Creator Studio. Hence, if your Instagram account is not a business one, you might Switch to a Business account from your settings menu in your Instagram app.
Facebook Creator Studio is designed for those who manage multiple Facebook pages and Instagram accounts. If you fit into this category, it's a super useful tool. Here's how to post on Instagram from PC using Creator Studio:
Step 1: Open Facebook Creator Studio. Log in with your Facebook credentials if you aren't already logged in.
Step 2: Click the Instagram icon at the top of the screen. If you have never used Creator Studio before, you will have to add your login credentials for Instagram to connect it to your account.
Step 3: Click "Create Post."
Step 4: Click "Instagram Feed."
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Step 5: If you have more than one Instagram account connected, you need to select the account you want to post to.
Step 6 (Optional): Add a caption (maximum 2,200 characters, 30 mentions, and 30 hashtags) and a location to your post.
Step 7: Click "Add content" to choose the photos or videos you would like to post. You can choose between these two options:
- Click "From file upload" to upload new photos or videos from your PC.
- To post content that you have already shared on your Facebook page, click "From Facebook Page."
Step 8: To tag accounts in your photo, select the icon to tag from the bottom, type the account name you wish to tag, and choose "Save."
Step 9: If you want to post this content to the Facebook Page simultaneously connected to your Instagram account, you should tick the box next to your Page under "Post to Facebook."
Step 10: Once you are done, click "Publish" to post on Instagram from PC.
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If you wish to draft the post, click the arrow next to "Publish" and select "Save as draft." Select "Schedule," choose the date and time at which you wish your content to get posted on your Instagram feed and click "Schedule."
How To Post An Instagram Story From PC Or Mac?
Meta Business Suite does not allow you to post Instagram a Story from PC. But, using a social media management tool like Statusbrew, you cannot just post an Instagram Story from PC but can also schedule stories to publish at the right time.
Here’s how to post Instagram Story from PC using Statusbrew:
Step 1: Open Instagram Story composer from the Statusbrew dashboard.
Step 2: Select the profile to which you wish to schedule the Story.
Step 3: Upload the Story media.
Step 4: Select the date and time and click Schedule.
How To Post Reels On Instagram From PC?
Step 1: Go to Instagram.
Step 2: Click the Create option from the right side menu of the screen.
Step 3: Click on "Select From Computer" to browse your PC & pick the video.
Step 4: You can change the ratio of your video by clicking on the frame icon at the bottom left side. Once you are done, click "Next" from the top right corner.
Step 5: Add a cover photo, trim the video, and select if you wish to have the sound on. Click "Next" once done.
Step 6: Write a caption for your post, add a location and choose the Accessibility and Advanced Settings options according to your requirements. You can also tag people or accounts.
Step 7: Once done, click on "Share" to post on an Instagram reel from your PC.
Note that you cannot use certain features, such as music and effects, that are only available on the mobile app when posting an Instagram Reel from PC.
You will no longer have to pull out your phone at work when you post on Instagram. Don't stress about editing and cropping your photos and videos on the small screen of your phone.
You also won't have to worry about shooting videos and photos and losing their quality when transferring files to your phone.
Just post on Instagram from PC using the above steps.
If you are looking for more features when posting on Instagram from PC like the ability to adopt an approval workflow before posting or giving account access to your team without sharing password, you should give a try to Statusbrew.
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