How to Use Instagram on Your Desktop

Sep 01 2015

Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps available. Its simple interface and ability to make pictures look gorgeous have made it a rising star among users. However, while Instagram’s on-the-go mobile focus is definitely a plus for users on a fun weekend excursion, it can be quite a hassle for businesses that wish to share their product. Having to get on a mobile device to post a desktop image can be a big hassle that can interrupt workflow. And although it’s been widely requested, there is still no desktop platform for Instagram.

Thankfully there are several solutions that allow you to post to your Instagram straight from your computer!

BlueStacks is an app player that allows users to access the Google Play store, download apps, and run them straight from their computer. It’s great for users who wish to play android games on their computer. It’s also great for Instagram. BlueStacks enables users to use Instagram and publish content straight from their hard drive. It’s great for businesses looking for an easy solution to start posting.

This past week, Hootsuite revealed that Instagram would be joining their lineup of social media platforms. Hootsuite is a program that allows users to manage all their social media accounts under one hub and schedule posts for the future. Users can post to a variety of social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Now, users can post to Instagram as well and schedule photos up to a month ahead.

Instapic is a client built specifically for Windows devices. To use it you have to be running Windows 8 or higher. If you are however, it’s a wonderful utility that brings the functionality and layout of the mobile version to a desktop. If you have a 2 in 1 laptop, or a Windows phone or tablet, it’s a great way to get on Instagram. You can find the download here.

For those of you still on Windows 7, Instagrille is also a great way to access Instagram from your desktop. Instagrille’s interface allows you to work on Instgram as if you are using the app from a website. You can get the download here.