Posting to Instagram

Instagram is a popular social network.  The only problem is that it’s designed to be used from a cell phone.  While you can login to Instagram from your laptop, you can’t submit photos . . . unless you know this workaround.

Log into your Instagram account using Chrome.

Click on the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.

Chrome

Click on More Tools and then Developer Tools.

That will open a new window filled with all kind of techno craziness.  Look at the top left corner and you’ll see an icon that looks like a cell phone next to a tablet.  That control makes your browser think that you’re using a cell phone. Click on that.

size control

Now your screen will look something like this.

Almost perfect

As a final step, reload the page.  Now you should see controls at the bottom of the screen that will allow you to add photos.

Instagram on the desktop

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