Instagram could finally become fully usable on desktop

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According to information from an Italian leaker, Instagram is developing a function to post photos from a PC browser.

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Since the launch of the social network in 2010, Instagram has been thought of as a service primarily oriented towards smartphones. If it is possible to consult the photos, accounts or stories from an Internet browser on a PC, the website is particularly limited with a weight restriction: it is indeed not possible to publish images from a computer.

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How to post photos on Instagram from PC

However, it seems that Facebook's social network is studying the possibility of uploading images from a computer. In any case, this is what emerges from the images published this Friday by the leaker Alessandro Paluzzi on Twitter.



ℹ️ This feature is currently being tested only internally. Don't expect to be able to use it anytime soon.
But let's hope it doesn't take too long ??

— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) May 14, 2021

The Italian leaker has indeed published four images allowing to discover the interface currently under study at Instagram. In particular, you can discover the screen used to upload photos or videos from a computer, but also the interface for choosing the image format, filters, or legend. Alessandro Paluzzi nevertheless specifies that the functionality is currently only used internally at Instagram and that it will not arrive anytime soon for users of the social network. "Hopefully it won't take too long," he said nonetheless.

Tricks already exist for posting from a PC

It must be said that Instagram is one of the few applications belonging to Facebook to be so limited on browser for PC. Facebook or Messenger are indeed fully functional on PC, while WhatsApp can be used without worry from a computer provided you have given access from your smartphone. For its part, Instagram only allows passive use from a browser. The social network certainly allows you to send private messages or comments, but apart from that, it only offers the consultation of photos or stories, without the possibility of posting them online. To do this, users have until now had to go through third-party solutions like Hootsuite – or configure their browser to pass for a mobile browser.



For the time being, it is still unclear whether Instagram plans to publish other types of content than photos or videos on its profile. Alessandro Paluzzi does not specify whether it will be possible to complete his story, send Reels or publish videos on IGTV from his computer.

How to post photos on Instagram from PC

Want to post your photos to Instagram from your PC? We explain how to do it from your browser without having to go through the application.


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