How To Upload Photos To Instagram From Your Mac

It seems that uploading to Instagram is something you can only really do from your phone. But by tricking the site into thinking your Mac is a phone, you can easily upload photos and viddos to Instagram in Safari on your Mac.

Comments: 11 Responses to “How To Upload Photos To Instagram From Your Mac”

    Ron Melzer
    3 years ago

    This was a fantastic topic. I often wondered if there was a way to get around the Instagram posting issue from a Mac and now I have a workaround.

    Douglas Brace
    3 years ago

    I wonder if Facebook/Instagram will make a version of the app using Catalyst so that macOS and iOS can both use Instagram from an app instead of a web browser.

    Dean Kutzler
    3 years ago

    So cool! Thanks for this tip, Gary!

    Beatrice Stevens
    3 years ago

    I would like to know how to Download photos from Instagram.

    3 years ago

    Beatrice: Safari, Preferences, Advanced, Show Develop menu. Then you can use Develop. Show Web Inspector and switch to "Images" on the left of the inspector. Then scroll through the images and drag and drop out to the Finder.

    SUDHIR HARI PHADKE
    2 years ago

    i find that my i mac hasn't got the DEVELOPE in the SAFARI menu. can you advice.thank you.

    SUDHIR HARI PHADKE
    2 years ago

    got it GARRY!

    Dennis
    2 years ago

    Hi Garry,
    Thanks for this and so many of your topics. One disadvantage to this method I have found is that you cannot link the uploads to your FB account, which you can easily do when posting from the iPhone. Or do you know a way?

    2 years ago

    Dennis: Not sure. Is that something the Instagram app does? If so, I guess you need to be using the app to do that.

    Darlene Atwell
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary, any idea why my User Agent is greyed out so I can't change it to the iPhone setting?

    2 years ago

    Darlene: Not sure why that would be. Have you tried quitting Safari and relaunching it?

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