As you may know, Instagram is a phone based social media platform – meaning, you can only share to Instagram from your phone.


I have found two different ways you can share to Instagram from your desktop.  This blog post will talk about the first way.

**** Just a note – I am doing this from an HP Desktop.

First, I want you to see what you can do from the Instagram website from your desktop.

You can:

  • View your news feed, like and comment
  • See your profile
  • Edit your profile
  • See who has liked your posts and followed you
  • Search on Instagram
  • Follow people

That’s great stuff, but you can’t share to it from your desktop.

As I mentioned above, I found two different ways you can share to Instagram right from your desktop.

The first way can only be done on Windows 10 computers and by installing their Instagram App.

Step 1: Go to the Windows Store and type in Instagram in the Search box.  Click on the app that has the Instagram logo.

Step 2: Once installed, go to your Start menu and click on InstaPic.

Step 3: Click on Create Account and then click on Log in next to Have an account.  This will log you into your Instagram Account.

You will now see your Instagram news feed.  Here you can like, comment and save posts.

On the left-hand side, you will see 7 different icons:

Will always take you back to your news feed


Search for people, hashtags, etc.


Shows you who has liked your posts, commented and followed you


Brings you to your profile


Allows you to send direct messages to people


Shows you all of the posts you have saved


And now we are to the most important icon!!!!

Drum roll, please….

The camera allows you to share an image from your webcam or from your desktop.  By hitting the button on the left, it allows you to choose a picture from your desktop.  By hitting the button on the right, it allows you to take a picture or video from your webcam.

Once you select an image, you can crop it, add effects to it, and add your caption.  You can also tag people and share your location.  When you have entered your content and hashtags, hit Post.

Now you have successfully shared to Instagram from your desktop!!!!

In my next blog post, I am going to show you the second app I found that allows you to share to Instagram from your desktop.

Until then, Keep Calm & Love Social Media!

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Sharing to Instagram from your desktop Part 1

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