Post a photo on Instagram from your PC

Instagram photo post from PC
Instagram photo post from PC

You want to post a photo on Instagram from your PC ? I explain how to do it without having to install any software.
As you know, visiting Instagram on PC does not allow you to post photos. However, there is a trick that will allow you to do this.
The solution is to make it look like you are browsing directly with your phone by modifying the user-agent, also known as the user agent.
The user agent is a string of characters sent by the browser to the server when an Internet user visits a web page. It contains the following information:

  • The browser used (example: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.)
  • Browser version
  • The operating system ( Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS…)
  • And other information.

To modify the user-agent, you must use the extension User-Agent Switcher which easily ensures this change, and therefore to make believe that you are using a Samsung Galaxy S10, or even a iPhone 11 Pro !

How to post a photo on Instagram from your PC

With User-Agent Switcher you can simulate a “User-Agent” such as iPhone, iPad or Android and bypass the blockage by pretending that you are browsing directly with your phone.
To use User-Agent Switcher, I invite you to follow these steps:

  • From your Google Chrome browser, download and install the extension User-Agent Switcher for Chrome ou for Firefox.
  • After installing, a little header will appear in the right corner of your browser. By clicking on it you will have access to more than 20 different "User-Agents".
  • For example, you can select the “User-Agent” for iPhone or Android.
  • Then go now on the Instagram website. You should see the mobile website for the social network.
  • You will then have access to the same interface as on the Instagram application. Click on the big "+" button at the bottom to post a photo on Instagram from your PC.
  • Choose the image to publish via the File Explorer Windows. Finally click on share.

So ! You have finished. To prevent sites from being displayed in mobile version from a computer, you must return User-agent to the default mode.