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Steve Mellor

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Post On Instagram Without A Phone

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Post On Instagram Without A Phone

IN A PINCH AND NEED TO POST? This post will show you how...

OPEN CHROME

Open Chrome, head to instagram.com/ and login to your desired profile.

INSPECTOR

Right-click and select 'Inspect' from the context menu.

This will open up the developer tools where you can activate a mobile view.

MOBILE VIEW

After Inspector is open, click the icon in the top to toggle the Device Toolbar.

Then, make sure that the settings are on either Responsive or a device you want to replicate. In my case, I chose iPhone X.

Then press CMD + R to reload the page.

SIMULATOR

Now that the page is refreshed, you should have a native Instagram toolbar at the bottom.

From here you add photos and browse the app how you normally would

ADDING PHOTOS

You can write your captions, Add location, and even tag people right from your desktop.

You do lose some sharing functionality, but for the most part, this should help you out if you can't access a device and need to post.

BEST PRACTICES AND CAVEATS

Only when you're in a pinch

I would recommend only using this if it's absolutely necessary

Respond to DM's?

You can actually respond to DM's right from your desktop now

Only allows for JPG's

One caveat is that it only allows for JPG's, PNG's aren't allowed

Untested with Algorithm

Not certain how this impacts the algorithm, so use cautiously

THANK YOU
Follow along for more tips on social media, design, and startups.

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