How To Post On Instagram From PC Or Mac

Dec 2, 2021 9 min read

Instagram is the go-to platform for social sharing preferred by people and businesses all around the world due to its dynamic sharing nature. It goes without saying that many Instagram users prefer posting edited pictures and videos through their desktop instead of going through the hassle of transferring them into their phone first, as it is a time-consuming and uphill process.

In this article, we will assess a few ways on how to post on Instagram from PC or Mac to avoid the back and forth to switch between a desktop and phone.

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Can You Post On Instagram From A Computer?

The short answer is yes, and it's quite easy as well.

Instagram has all the appearances of an exclusively mobile platform. In the month of October, 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).

Posting to Instagram from a PC is especially helpful for those who use Instagram for their business. Sometimes you want to share media that's saved onto your desktop, and you don't want to deal with the hassle of downloading the image onto your mobile device or emailing it to yourself.

For business owners, the ability to post on Instagram from PC greatly improves the overall management of your social media presence on Instagram. It could allow you to task your team members with social media posting, scheduling posts, and editing/creating content right from your desktop.

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If you create photos or images from any image editing software such as Canva and then want to post or schedule it to Instagram, you may want to know about how to post on Instagram from PC as it is a time-saving option. This also implies while creating a carousel post for your Instagram account.

Because of all such reasons, Instagram announced new features within its 'Innovation Week' framework. According to one of the feature 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. Once you have an account set up, you can easily schedule photos and videos.

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: From Statusbrew's Home, click on "Compose."
Step 2: Click on "Choose Profile" & select your desired Instagram business profile from which you wish to post.
Step 3: Write a caption for your post in the text box & add a photo(s) or a video to your post.
Step 4: Click on "Send now" to publish the post immediately. You will then be greeted with a message saying, "This post will be published automatically."

Post On Instagram From PC: Using Statusbrew

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.

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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 centre of your screen.

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Step 3: Click on "Select from computer" to browse your computer & pick image(s) or video(s) for your post. Alternatively, you can drag photo or video files into the window.

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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.

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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 PC.

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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:

  1. Click "From file upload" to upload new photos or videos from your PC.
  2. 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," and choose the date and time at which you wish your content to get posted on your Instagram feed and click "Schedule."

How To Post Instagram Stories From PC Or Mac?

Facebook Creator Studio enables you to post and schedule images, videos, multiple image posts, carousels, and videos for IGTV. The only thing that you cannot post and schedule via Creator Studio is Instagram Stories.

Statusbrew allows you to create and schedule Stories for your Instagram business accounts both from the web and mobile apps. Publishing Instagram Stories via Statusbrew is only possible using push notifications from the mobile app due to Instagram API limitations.

Step 1: From Statusbrew Home, click on "Compose."

Step 2: Select your Instagram business profile from the "Choose profile" menu.

Step 3: Type your captions in the text box, upload an image(s), and add a tag to your post. You can even select a user or user group as approver(s).

Step 4: Tick the check box next to "Choose Mobile Reminder (For Instagram)."

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Step 5: You can choose to post it now, schedule it for later or save it as a draft

Now, once your Instagram Story is ready to be published, you will receive a notification on your phone with the Statusbrew mobile app. Follow the below steps to posting an Instagram Story:

Step 6: Tap on the notification. You will be redirected to the Statusbrew app with your scheduled photo and its caption.

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Step 7: Choose to publish the post as a Story. The caption will then be copied, and the image will be downloaded to your phone. You will then be redirected to the Instagram app with Story Preview automatically opened.

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Step 8: You can paste your caption there & post your Story.

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Rushali is a content writer at Statusbrew. She is fond of writing content that compels people to slow down and look more closely to discover the unknown stories.