White's Papers #6
Posting to Instagram From Your Desktop Using Safari
By Dominic White. Posted September 27, 2017
As an artist who is constantly promoting my work, I'm not always posting phone pics to my instagram feed. Many times I'm posting scanned images of my completed works or ad cards, or other images I've created on my desktop.
I recently discovered an easy way to upload photos from my computer directly to instagram without first having to get the image to my phone first and without having to download a third party app or extension.
(As far as I know this only works for Safari Users, but if other browsers do this, you can let me know HERE, and I'll update this article.)
Step 1: Log into your instagram account from safari. If the "Develop" menu is already in your menu bar, skip to step 3, if not, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Go to your Safari Preferences panel, select the "Advanced" Icon and check the box at the bottom of the panel that says "Show Develop menu in menu bar." The Develop menu should instantly appear in your menu bar once you check this.
Step 3: From the Develop dropdown menu bar go to: Develop > User Agent > Safari-iOS 10.3-iPhone. (The 10.3 in iOS will change as new versions come out.)
Step 4: The standard instagram controls you're familiar , including the camera icon, will appear in your browser. Clicking on the camera icon opens the standard image upload window.
NOTES: This method allows you to still choose between the square cropping, and full size image options, but you will not have access to the Boomerang, Multi-photo, or Layout options the mobile instagram app features.
If you have any questions about this article, or about your own website, feel free to Contact Me.
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