Instagram has always made it notoriously difficult to post photos taken on a DSLR or edited on a computer. Photographers would need to transfer their images back onto their phones, and then post through the Instagram app.
A recent update to Instagram’s website makes this whole process a lot easier. If you want to post an Instagram photo from your computer now, here’s how:
1. Use Google Chrome to visit Instagram.com.
2. Use the 3-dot menu, go to More Tools, and choose Developer Tools.
3. Click the device changer button on the left-hand side.
4. Instagram’s website will transform into a near clone of the app, complete with the usual “upload” button.
While using Instagram’s mobile website, you won’t be able to apply filters or a geolocation, but can still crop your photo and add a caption.
It’s worth mentioning that because this isn’t an intentional product feature, it’s possible that it may break or be taken away at any time.
But for now, photographers can celebrate.