Steps to post photos to Instagram from your Mac

24Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing app in the world. Facebook-owned service allows you to share your photos and live stream your content. However, like or not, you always go to your smartphone every time you want to post a photo to Instagram.

Luckily, things have changed. Earlier this month, Facebook-owned photo sharing app rolled out a new feature that allows you to upload your photos through its mobile website. If you now use a Mac, you will be happy to know that you now can post photos to Instagram from your computer using Safari. Cool, isn’t it?

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to post photos to Instagram from your Mac. Before we begin, make sure that your Mac is now running macOS Sierra or newer.

  1. Steps to switch user agent in Safari

Before you can post your photos to Instagram from your Mac, you first need to change the User Agent to your iPhone. Note that we are going to use Safari in this post, but you can also switch user agent in Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

Step one: First off, you need to open Safari on your Mac, click the Safari menu bar button and select Preferences from the drop-down menu

Step two: Next up, select the Advanced tab. After that, navigate to the bottom and check the box next to Show Develop menu in the menu bar

Step three: Once you are done, you should see a Develop option in the menu bar. Now just simply click on it, move your cursor over User Agent and switch to iPhone

  1. Steps to post photos to Instagram from your Mac

Step one: Open Safari on your Mac, then visit and login with your details

Step two: Click on the Develop menu bar and select User Agent. After that, select Safari-iOS 10-iPhone to proceed

Step three: Next up, narrow your window and then click Camera button located at the bottom toolbar

Step four: Select the image you wish to post to Instagram from the list. After that, a preview will show up and let you know how your picture will look when posted to Instagram. You can rotate the image. Click on Next to proceed

Step five: Write your caption and hit the Share button.

Also read: Steps to mute an embedded video in the Messages app for iOS and macOS

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