How to Post Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop-Procedures

You might have tried posting some cool photos on your Instagram through your PC or Mac, and  failed. You don’t need to worry again. You are not alone.

I tried that in the past, before  figured out few ways to get that done.


There are cools tips here that will help you be in touch with your fans, friends and potential customers on Instagram. And it’s total free.

There is no doubt that Instagram s one of the biggest platforms, as a social media, that can take your products to your audience at will.

Last few week,  made a post on how to market your products on the internet. According to several questions, like: how can  easily keep my Instagram followers engaged? has flooded my timeline over the past few days.

Today, you will learn how I’ve managed to keep as many audience as possible.


Here we go:

On this same case, many have tried to source solution to the need. Here are some queries that they’ve tried to find a solution:

  • Upload photos Instagram from my desktop
  • Upload photos from a PC to Instagram
  • Add photos to Instagram via the Web
  • Instagram workaround for uploading photos
  • App for uploading Instagram photos from PC or Mac
  • Upload Instagram photos from my computer

#1 Solution  – Use

The first out of date solution is to use a product called Gramblr. This app is a desktop app that says it allows you to upload photos from your PC directly to Instagram.

How It Works

To open on Mac OS X, right click (or CMD+click) and select open, click open in the message box.

Once you have Gramblr’s photo uploader (version 1), you just:
1. Sign in to Instagram
2. Choose the photo you would like to upload
3. Add a caption
4. Hit upload
5. If the text boxes are empty on the confirmation window, something went wrong… try again and it should work!

On Gramblr v2, You must register to Gramblr and then follow the steps.

Want to start using Gramblr? Download It Here for Windowsfor Mac OS X 10.6+ (tested on 10.9 Mavericks.)


#2- Solution-Use BlueStacks

The second recommendation, from CNet, is to use an app emulator called BlueStacks. This was one of the worst, cludgy, and non-functional suggestions that I tried. I installed BlueStacks just fine, then installed the Android version of Instagram and then fired it up. I could browse, like and comment on the photos just fine, albeit horribly slow (and I have a pretty beefy PC). But when I tried to add a photo, no go.

Here is what CNet says:

To upload a photo from your desktop, click the camera button, then select the polaroid icons in the lower-right of the app window. This will prompt you to select a photo from your drive. (If you use Instagram on Android, this entire process will be familiar.) Then, edit and upload the photo as usual.




#3 Soluton- Use Botio  is considered a “somewhat solution” because, while it might work, it’s not certain  of it’s stability. You see, Botio asks you for your Instagram username and password. I’m not comfortable passing that information through a site/application that I know nothing about so I chose not to try it.

Like I said, I don’t recommend it, but if you decide to give it a try it claims to allow you to upload one photo at a time via their Web interface. If you try it, let me know how it works by adding a comment.


#4 Solution-The best Solution- Make use of DropBox

Here, I will love to be a bit more honest with you. Instagram was designed to be a mobile app, capturing the world around you via your phone. They didn’t build an upload interface because that’s not how they saw the app being used.


But as humans, there is always a way around.


The fastest and easiest way to share your photos to Instagram from your PC or Mac desktop is just to use Dropbox. Dropbox is a great free app that allows you to easily share photos and files from your desktop to mobile phone or tablet, so I just dropped the photos I wanted to share in a Dropbox folder on my PC and then shared them from my Android tablet.

Very simple right?

Yeah it is.

Dropbox only takes minutes to be installed on your PC and then you can create as many folders as you’d like. I created a folder called “Jobreaders” and then just dropped the photos into the folder.
That’s all.
But if you are not clear with how that can be done, please let me know, on the comment section.

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About the author


Valentine Nnanyere has strong passion for blogging. He's an internet marketer and a pro web developer.

He's the founder at Jobreaders Nigeria and the lead coach at the #WebFactory

As a a tech enthusiast and social media ,he will help your business, ideologies and self, get more visible on the internet.

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