5 ways to upload photos to Instagram

5 ways to upload photos to Instagram
5 ways to upload photos to Instagram
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You can upload a photo or video to your Instagram page to share with other users. You also have the option to post a comment on another person's post. You can use the mobile or desktop version of Instagram for this, although you'll need to use a trick from Google Chrome or the Instagram app for Windows 10 to be able to post a photo or video from your computer..

Steps

Method 1 of 5: Post photos and videos to mobile

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Step 1. Open Instagram

Tap the Instagram app icon that looks like a multi-colored camera. This will display your home page if you are already logged in.

If you are not yet logged in, enter your Instagram account email address (or your username or phone number) and your password before continuing

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Step 2. Press +

This button is located at the bottom of the screen. Tap it to open the camera interface.

  • If you don't see this option, tap the tab first Home in the shape of a house at the bottom left of the screen.
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Step 3. Select an import option

Tap one of the 3 options at the bottom of the screen.

  • Library / Gallery: displays a list of your saved photos and videos.
  • Photo: allows you to take a new photo.
  • Video: allows you to take a new video.
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Step 4. Take or select a photo or video

This will open the Instagram photo or video editing window.

  • If you select a photo or video, tap Following in the upper right corner of the screen before continuing.
  • If you select a photo rather than taking a photo, you can choose more than one by tapping the overlapping squares on the right side of the screen and then selecting 9 more photos to post at the same time. This will create a slideshow that users can scroll through.
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Step 5. Choose a filter

Tap the filter you want to apply to the photo or video.

  • You can tap the filter again after selecting it to display a slider that will allow you to reduce the effect of the filter.
  • You can also go to the Edit tab at the bottom of the screen to change other aspects of the photo or video (eg brightness or contrast).
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Step 6. Tap Next

This button is located at the top right of the screen.

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Step 7. Add a caption

Tap the text field at the top of the screen and then type the caption you want to add.

  • You can also tag your Instagram friends in this photo or video by tapping Identify people, by tapping on the photo and then selecting the friends in question.
  • To add a location to the photo, tap Add a place then select an address.
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Step 8. Tap Share

This button is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap it to post your photo or video to your Instagram page. It will also show up on the News Feeds of people who follow you.

  • If your Instagram account is linked to other social media accounts (eg Twitter or Facebook), you can press the switch to the right of one of the accounts to also post the photo or video to that account.
  • If you have photos that are too large to publish normally, you can resize them or use them to create a mosaic dataset.

Method 2 of 5: Post comments to mobile

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Step 1. Open Instagram

Tap the multi-colored camera icon to open the Instagram app. If you are logged in, you will be taken directly to your home page.

If you are not logged in, enter your account email address (or your username or phone number) followed by your password before continuing

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Step 2. Go to the photo or video you want to comment on

Scroll down your news feed to the post you want to comment on. You can also tap the search bar at the top of the page, enter a username and then tap their name to go to their profile if you know who posted the photo or video.

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Step 3. Tap the chat bubble icon

This icon is located below the photo or video you want to comment on. Tap it to open a new page with a comment field.

  • If the person who posted the photo or video has turned off comments, you won't be able to comment.
  • If you want to reply to an existing comment, tap it and then select To respond.
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Step 4. Type your comment

Tap the text field at the bottom of the screen and type your comment.

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Step 5. Choose Publish

This button is located to the right of the text field. Tap it to post your comment and allow the post creator and all of their followers to see it.

Method 3 of 5: Post photos and videos to a computer

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Step 1. Make sure you have Google Chrome installed

If you don't have Google Chrome browser installed on your computer, download it before continuing.

If you're using a Mac that doesn't have Chrome installed, you can use the Safari method instead

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Step 2. Open an incognito window

Open Google Chrome if you haven't already, then click on in the upper right corner of the window. Choose New incognito window at the top in the drop-down menu that appears.

  • This step is not essential, but it will save you from having to log out (and then log back in) from your Instagram account.
  • You can also press Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + N (on Windows) or Command + ⇧ Shift + N (on Mac) to open a new incognito window.
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Step 3. Click ⋮

This button is located at the top right of the window. Click on it to open a drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Choose More Tools

The More Tools option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Click on it to display a pop-up menu next to the drop-down menu.

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Step 5. Click Developer Tools

This is one of the options at the bottom of the context menu. It opens the developer window on the right of the Chrome browser.

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Step 6. Click on the mobile icon

This rectangular icon is located at the top left of the developer window. It will turn blue and your browser will load the page again in mobile format.

If this icon is already blue, it means mobile view is enabled

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Step 7. Go to the Instagram website

Click on the address bar at the top of the Chrome window (making sure to remove any text that's already there if necessary) then type instagram.com before hitting Enter. The Instagram login page will open.

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Step 8. Log into Instagram

Click on Log in at the bottom of the page then enter your connection information followed by your password before clicking on Log in. You should see your Instagram feed displaying in a mobile format.

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Step 9. Click +

This button is at the bottom of the page. It opens a File Explorer (on Windows) or Finder (on Mac) window on your computer.

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Step 10. Select a photo

Click on the photo you want to upload to Instagram.

You may first need to click on the folder where the photo is located on the left side of the window

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Step 11. Click Open

The Open option is located at the bottom right of the window and allows you to upload the photo to Instagram's mobile site.

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Step 12. Select a filter

Scroll down to the Filter tab at the bottom left of the page, then scroll again and click on the filter you want to use.

This step is optional and you can skip it if you don't want to use a filter

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Step 13. Click Next

It's the blue button at the top right of the New Post page.

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Step 14. Enter a Description

Click the Add caption text field and type a description for the photo.

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Step 15. Select Share

It's the blue button at the top right of the page. The photo will be posted on your Instagram page.

Method 4 of 5: Post comments to a computer

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Step 1. Log into Instagram

Once on Instagram, you should see your home page if you are already logged in.

If you are not logged in, enter your email address (or your username or phone number) and password before continuing

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Step 2. Look for a comment

Scroll through your Instagram feed to find the post you want to comment on. If you know who posted it, you can also click on the search bar at the top, type the name of the person in question and then click on their name that appears to be redirected to their page.

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Step 3. Click the chat bubble icon

This icon is located below the post and allows you to redirect you to the comment field.

  • If the person who posted the photo or video has turned off comments, you won't be able to comment.
  • You cannot reply to comments on a desktop computer.
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Step 4. Type your comment

Enter your comment in the text field to which the chat bubble icon redirected you.

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Step 5. Press Enter

Your comment will be posted and will be visible to the owner of the post and anyone who follows it.

Method 5 of 5: Post via Instagram app for Windows 10

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Step 1. Install Instagram

The Instagram application can be installed on any computer running Windows 10. Open the

Microsoft Store app icon v3

Microsoft Store, and then follow these steps:

  • click on To research;
  • type instagram;
  • select Instagram in the drop-down menu that appears;
  • choose Get on the left side of the page;
  • wait for the notification that informs you that the installation is complete.
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Step 2. Open Instagram

Click on To open in the Store window or type instagram in the start menu then click on Instagram in search results.

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Step 3. Log into your Instagram account

Click on the button Log in at the command prompt then enter your email address (or your username or phone number) and password then press Enter. This will log you into the Instagram app on your computer.

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Step 4. Click +

This button is at the bottom of the Instagram window.

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Step 5. Click Camera Roll

This option is at the top of the Instagram window and displays a drop-down menu.

  • To take a photo or video with your integrated webcam, click either Photo, be sure Video at the bottom of the page, take your photo or video by clicking on the circular capture button then skip the following 3 steps.
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Step 6. Select a photo location

Click on one of the folders in the drop-down menu.

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Step 7. Choose a photo

Place your cursor in the middle of the Instagram window and scroll until you find the photo or video you want to import. Click on it to select it.

  • If you want to add multiple items at the same time, click Select multiple before selecting up to 10 photos or videos.
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Step 8. Click Next

This button is located in the upper right corner of the Instagram window.

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Step 9. Select a filter

Click on one of the filter tiles at the bottom of the window.

  • Skip this step if you don't want to add a filter to your photo or video.
  • You can double-click on a filter to open a menu with a slider that you can drag to the left to reduce the amount of filters used.
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Step 10. Choose Next

This button is located at the top right of the window.

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Step 11. Add a caption

Click on the text field at the top of the form then type the caption you want to use.

  • You can also tag your Instagram friends in this photo or video, by choosing Identify people, by clicking on the photo and then selecting the friends in question.
  • To add a location to a photo, click Add a location then select the location in question.
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Step 12. Click Share

This button is located at the top right of the window. Click on it to post your photos or videos to your Instagram page.

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Step 13. Post a comment on another person's post

You can post comments in the Instagram app for Windows 10 by doing the following:

  • click on the chat bubble icon under a post;
  • choose To respond under a comment to respond if you want;
  • type your comment;
  • click on Publish in the right part of the text field.

Advice

  • When you're on Instagram with Google Chrome mobile view, you can click and drag your mouse to scroll to the middle of the page.
  • Replying to comments on Instagram is much less common than on Facebook, so don't worry if no one is paying attention or responding to your comments.

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