How To Create An Instagram Account & Upload Photos Without A Mobile Device

MakeUseOf | 10/11/2017 | Dan Price
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Instagram initially leaped into the public consciousness as a way for people to quickly upload and share photos from their mobile devices. It let users share snaps of their pets, vacations, and day-to-day activities with their friends and family.

But since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become so much more than that. Today, everyone from brands and creative professionals to amateur photographers and governments uses the platform to promote, sell, and influence.

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As such, the old limitations of only uploading images from phones have become too constrictive. Users need a way to upload photos without a mobile device, thus letting them share content saved elsewhere.

Here are four ways to upload content without a smartphone or tablet, along with one bonus method.

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If you’re running Windows 10, you can use the official Instagram app for Windows. But strangely, you can only use it to upload photos and videos if you have a touchscreen device.

In truth, the app is quite basic. The company has not adapted it for Windows – it’s essentially just the smartphone app resized into a “modern app” window. That’s probably why the touchscreen limitation exists.

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Nonetheless, if you have a touchscreen laptop, it fulfills its purpose. And in addition to the ability to upload content, it also gives you access to all of Instagram’s best features such as Instagram Stories, Instagram Direct, and Explore. You can even edit photos and apply filters, just like the mobile app.

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