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How To Post To Instagram On A Computer

Instagram is a Mobile Phone application.
When you view Instagram on a computer screen or laptop – the Instagram buttons at the bottom of the screen are not there (you cant see the ADD button), so you cant add your posts on a computer.

Here’s how you can see the Instagram buttons and post on a computer!

Overview

  • Open Google Chrome web browser

  • Go to your Instagram Profile Page

  • Press the F12 function key on your keyboard

  • Select the iPhone X mobile device

  • Click the Refresh button in the toolbar to see the Instagram buttons.

  • Congratulations – you should now see the Instagram buttons at the bottom of the mobile screen view.
    You can now post an image from your PC.

Steps

Step 1:

Open Google Chrome web browser.

Note: You will need to download and install Google Chrome if you do not have it installed on your PC.

Google Chrome logo

Step 2:

Go to your Instagram Profile Page

Navigate to Instagram Profile
Open Google Chrome go to Instagram Profile

Step 3:

On the keyboard, press the F12 function key.
This will activate the Developer Tools panel.
Note: Developer Tools panel is normally docked to the bottom, or the right  of your browser window (See examples below).

Do not be overwhelmed by what you see.
You will only be changing ONE setting!

F12 Keyboard Button

A screenshot of the Developer Tools panel docked at the bottom.

Developer Tools - Docked Bottom

A screenshot of the Developer Tools panel docked at the right.

Developer Tools - Docked Right

Step 4:

Select the Apple X device from the drop-down Device Toolbar at the top of the screen (picture on the right).

Note: If you cannot see the Device Toolbar, you can turn it on by clicking on the Device Toolbar Icon (circled in red below).

Toggle Device Toolbar
Select iPhoneX

Step 5:

Click on the Refresh button in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
(Circled in red in the image on the right.)

Click Refresh Button

Step 6:

  • Congratulations, you should now see the Instagram buttons at the bottom of your mobile screen view.
  • You can now click the ADD button to post an image from your PC to Instagram.

A screenshot of the Instagram buttons which are now visible.

Instagram in Mobile View with buttons