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Instagram Web: How to Post Images and Videos to Instagram from Laptop/PC



Instagram Web: How to Post Images and Videos to Instagram from Laptop/PC

Instagram is one of the most used social media networks currently in existence. What started as a college project has grown into a global phenomenon for sharing photos and videos. Today Instagram is not just a platform to share your images; It evolved into a complex ecosystem with influencers, businesses and individuals. Instagram was always a mobile-first service, and when a web version was released, it came with a number of exceptions. One of which was the non-availability of the option to create posts through the website. Things have changed in the past weeks; Now you can upload photos and videos and even watch stories from across the web.

In this post, we will go through the steps that you can use to upload photos and videos to your Instagram handle using your laptop/PC.

What is Instagram Web?

For a while, posting content to Instagram was limited to mobile apps, whether from an Android smartphone, tablet, or iPhone. Also, the web version was limited to viewing content only, but is no longer the case.

You can now essentially post to your handle by visiting The rollout for the feature saw a mass release in October. This new update lets users upload photos and short videos (less than 1 minute) to their handles from PC/Laptop. In addition, they can also view stories, comment, like and share posts. Apart from this, important changes in account settings to content preferences, promotion can also be made through Instagram Web.

That said, there are still some limits on the type of content you can post. You cannot add stories, lengthy videos, or host live sessions. We expect these features to roll out to the web version soon as the gap between the web and app version is only getting wider.

How to Post Images and Videos to Instagram from Laptop/PC

It’s easy to post photos and videos from your PC or laptop via Instagram web and is now available in all countries. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Open a browser on your laptop/pc and view,
  • Once the website opens, proceed to log in by entering your credentials. When logged in, you can view your entire timeline with posts from people you follow. In the top right corner, you will see some icons.
  • Click on the ‘+’ icon, which will pop up the option to add photos and videos.
  • From there, click on Add Files or choose from Computer option, which will open a file window on your laptop/PC.
  • Now locate the file you want to post on your PC; It can be a photo or video.

  • Once selected, hit Enter, edit your taste, add a caption, and hit Post.

As of writing this post, you can only post images and videos of less than 1 minute duration.

questions to ask

What can you post through this Instagram web feature?

At the moment, only photos and videos of less than a minute can be posted.

What is the maximum image file size you can upload to Instagram from desktop?

The maximum image file size that can be uploaded to Instagram is 30MB.

What is the maximum video file size you can upload to Instagram from a desktop?

Videos less than 1 minute in length and 500MB in size can be uploaded to Instagram from laptop/PC.

Can you connect the reel to the desktop?

No, you can’t reel through desktop right now.

Can you add filters to photos and videos before posting?

Yes, you can add filters and effects to photos and videos before posting them from the desktop.

Can you add replies to posts via Instagram Desktop?

Yes, you can interact with posts from the Instagram desktop, including liking, sharing and replying to posts.

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