Instagram Tips; How to Upload Images, Videos from Desktop and PC

Instagram Tips; How to Upload Images, Videos from Desktop and PC

Here is a tricky and secret way for you to upload your photos and videos to Instagram from desktop and PC.

Instagram, one of the most favorite photo and video sharing platform, has always been criticized for not launching a web version of it.


Though we can access the photo sharing platform from a PC or desktop, we need to depend on the app for uploading photos and videos. Neither Instagram nor its parent company Facebook seems interested in launching a fully-functional web version as well. If you are looking for a way to upload your photos and videos to Instagram from desktop and PC here is a tricky way for you.

How to upload images and videos to Instagram from Desktops and PCs

  • Log on to Instagram.
  • Sign in to your account.
  • Right click on the mouse and choose ‘inspect.’
  • Select the ‘mobile/tab’ view. Selecting the mobile/tab icon in the top menu will do the same for you.
  • Click on the ‘camera icon’ that appears beneath your posted images and videos.
  • Upload the file you want to share.
  • Add the description and finish your post.


Why this is useful?

This is useful for those who are capturing images on DSLR cameras or other similar devices. Currently, all photos and videos must be transferred to the smartphone first for sharing them to the app. This will let them reduce the overburden of uploading them to a smartphone or other Android/iOS devices.

Though it restricts the maximum video length to 60 seconds, there is no restriction on the file size. This means you can upload videos of any high resolution. Keeping such big files on smartphones will be riskier as it may consume lots of its 'limited' storage.

Regarding images, the platform supports images of 2048 x 2048 pixel. Here too, the sizes will be no issue if they are uploaded directly from your PC or desktop. The app is not very effective when capturing high-resolution photos with digital or DSLR cameras. As the images need to be transferred to the smartphone first, it doubles the task. It also causes more data consumption.

This is also useful for those managing Instagram accounts for their companies or brands.

Despite this tricky way, the platform remains ideal for those who take photos and videos using smartphones and upload it directly from their phones. And I would recommend the app only if you fall into that category of ‘smartphone photographers!’