Instagram today has more than 400 million daily active users. The mobile application which was started as an iOS-only app initially had only 30 million daily active iOS users. Facebook acquired Instagram in the year 2012 and within a year it reached the 100 million monthly active users milestone. The Facebook acquisition, new features, and Android support was something which made Instagram jump from 100 million to 400 million daily active users in just 4 years.
Instagram has a very simple layout and a user-friendly interface which makes it more popular than any other social networking platform. The mobile-only app lets the users upload a picture or video with attractive filters and effects. The recent update brought some more interesting features to Instagram which include the Instagram stories and ability to upload 10 photos in an album.
Share Photos on Instagram using PC browser
Instagram is a mobile-only app and users are now looking for some ways to use their favorite app from their Windows desktop so that they can use it while working on their PC. While there is a web version of Instagram available for Windows as well as Mac, it only lets you check your timeline, see your friends’ pictures, Like them and leave a comment. You cannot upload a picture of add filters using the web version of Instagram, but there has to be a workaround, right? In this post, we will learn about a simple trick which helps you share photos on Instagram using Firefox or Chrome browser on Windows PC.
To share photos on Instagram using your Windows PC, you first need to change the user agent and for that, you need to download the User Agent Switcher for your browser. The tool, for now, is available only for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Share Photos on Instagram using Chrome on Windows PC
If you are a Chrome user, download the User Agent Switcher for Google Chrome. It is a simple extension and takes just a few seconds to download and sit on your web browser.
Open the web version of Instagram, i.e, www.instagram.com and go to your profile. Click on the extension and select the User Agent according to your Smartphone operating system.
Bang on, you can now post a picture on Instagram using Chrome on your Windows PC. Click on the Camera icon and upload the picture you want to post.
Unfortunately, the trick only lets you crop or rotate the picture before you upload. So the trick is great if you have the perfect picture or you can edit it using Photoshop or any other photo-editing software on your PC before you post it on Instagram.
Crop or rotate if required, and click on Next button on your top right corner and you are done.
You can download the User Switcher Agent for Chrome here.
Share Photos on Instagram using Firefox on Windows PC
If you are a Firefox user, download the User Switcher Agent for Firefox from here. It works exactly the same as in Google Chrome.
If you are addicted to the Instagram filters for your pictures, this trick sadly won’t work for you but if you are a digital artist or a photographer who want to post the raw pictures without any filters, then this is just the right trick for you. It is also very helpful for users who use the professional digital cameras to click their pictures and have those pictures on their memory cards.