Finally, it’s possible to get your high-quality photos uploaded to Instagram (IG) without exporting them first to your smartphone. Upload straight from your PC. However, you can only upload one picture at a time and no bulk export is possible.
What happened? Instagram wants you to strictly share photos from your mobile phone only. As Instagram got more popular companies and advertiser quickly discovered the power of Instagram and started uploading pictures taken with DSLR cameras and photoshopped images to Instagram. They export the photos to their smartphone and from there you can now post it freely to your own Instagram-Feed.
This takes multiple steps and is not very user-friendly. As Instagram rolled out their app for Windows it was possible for people with touch screens to upload photos directly from the PC. This loophole was closed quickly by Instagram itself.
Currently, IG is working on improving their mobile website and allowing users using the Instagram account with the mobile website instead of the app. This is handy for areas where the network quality is not as good as for example in the USA. This new improvement also lets the users share their photos via the mobile website instead of the app.
This is the basic we need to post from a regular desktop PC to our IG-Feed. It’s fairly simple and should work pretty much with almost all browsers allowing the change of the “user agent”. The user agent tells a website if you are browsing the site from a mobile device, desktop, tablet and even what kind of operating system you use.
I tried this myself with the Google Chrome browser but it should work with other browsers like Opera, Firefox and so on….
Opening the Instagram Website with your normal browser on PC will show you a bar at the top of the website like this.