How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

Since Instagram is a mobile app, you won't find the same features on the web version. Until recently, it was not possible to publish content from Chrome to your computer. To do this, you had to use Android emulators or other methods. Luckily, that has now changed, thanks to new Instagram updates.

How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

If you want to learn more about how to post on Instagram from Chrome, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will offer you a detailed guide on how to do it on PC and Mac.



How to Post to Instagram from Chrome on a Mac

Posting photos to Instagram using the Chrome browser on your Mac device has never been easier. Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Open Chrome browser and go to Instagram website.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Sign into your account.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Tap the plus icon in the top right.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Tap "Select from computer". You can also drag the photo you want to post.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Browse your computer and select the photo you want to upload.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. Edit your image according to your preferences.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Tap "Share".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

How to Post Videos to Instagram from Chrome on a Mac

Instagram has listened to its users and now you can post videos to your feed directly from your Mac device. Also, you don't have to limit yourself to 60 seconds anymore, because now you can upload longer videos. Here's how:


  1. Go to Chrome browser and visit Instagram website.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Sign into your account.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Select the plus sign in the upper right.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Choose "Select from computer". Another option is to drag the video and post it.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Select the video you want to download.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. Edit it if you wish.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Select "Share".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

How to Post Instagram Stories from Chrome on a Mac

Many users are thrilled as they can post photos and videos from Instagram browser version on their Mac devices. Unfortunately, posting Stories is not an option. But that doesn't mean it's impossible.


The easiest way to download Stories using Chrome on your Mac is to access the Developer Tools. Here's how:


  1. Open Chrome.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Press "Show".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Select "Developer Tools".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Tap the second icon from the left labeled "Toggle device bar".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Open Instagram and log in if necessary.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. Tap the blue plus sign in the top left to add your story.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Choose the content you want to post and tap "Add to your story".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

How to post to Instagram from Chrome on Windows

As mentioned earlier, Instagram has finally made it possible for its users to post content from their computers without using alternative, often more complicated methods.


No more using Android emulators or many programs and apps to post photos to Instagram using your PC. You can finally download them using Chrome in just a few steps:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your PC.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Go to Instagram website.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Log in if you haven't already.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Select the plus sign in the upper right corner.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Drag the image you want to upload. Otherwise, tap "Select from computer" and select the photo.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. If desired, edit the photo.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Tap "Share".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

How to Post Videos to Instagram from Chrome on PC

Previously, posting Instagram videos using Chrome on your computer was a daunting task. You were limited to posting 60 second videos. Luckily, that has changed and you can now post longer videos with just a few clicks:


  1. Open the Chrome browser on your PC.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Visit Instagram website.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Log in to your account.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Tap the plus icon in the upper right corner.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Drag the video you want to post. Or you can tap "Select from computer" and then select the video.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. Edit the video as you wish.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Select "Share".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

How to Post Instagram Stories from Chrome on Windows PC

By allowing its users to post photos and videos directly from their PC, Instagram has dramatically improved their experience. Unfortunately, publishing stories using Chrome on a computer is not available. But, nothing is impossible, including posting stories from a PC.

There are several methods to do this, but the easiest is to change the browser's user agent. Follow the instructions below to do so:

  1. Open Chrome.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  3. Tap "More tools".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  4. Select "Developer Tools".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  5. Tap the “Toggle device toolbar” icon; it's the second icon from the left. You can also use the "Ctrl + Shift + M" shortcut.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  6. Open Instagram and log into your account.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  7. Select your profile picture with a blue plus icon to post your story.
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]
  8. Choose the content you want to post and tap "Add to your story".
    How to Post to Instagram from Chrome [Photos, Videos & Stories]

Instagram is more than a mobile phone app

As you know, Instagram doesn't have a desktop app. Since it was designed as a mobile phone app, the browser version was significantly lacking in functionality. Thanks to recent updates, Mac and PC users can finally publish content without using workarounds.

We hope this article taught you how to post to Instagram from Chrome. Also, we hope you learned more about the new Instagram updates. We can't wait to see what the future of Instagram holds.

Prefer to use Instagram on your phone or computer? Have you ever heard of these Instagram updates? Tell us in the comments section below.

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