Instagram is a social networking platform where you can share your world with your friends, family and many other people across the globe. Not just that, Instagram is a really good platform for digital marketing and exploring the business worlds. With so many communities and so much more to explore, Instagram for PC is considered one of the best. But unlike other platforms, it doesn’t have any official thing for using Instagram on PC or Mac on any other desktop. But it’s not the end. Where there is no official software or application available, you can still browse and even create a new Instagram account using your PC.
In this article, ou would learn how to use Instagram on PC, how to install Instagram on PC and also how to upload photos and videos using Instagram for PC.
Instagram for PC- How to Install and Use Instagram on PC
There could be two ways in which you can use Instagram on PC, but both the ways are not any official ways by Instagram itself but are still not banned by Instagram, so it will be okay if you use any of the two ways. Which way you want to use depends on which features of Instagram do you want to use.
The two ways by which you can use Instagram on PC:
- By directly using browser
- By using Android Emulator
How to use Instagram on PC- By using web browser
Now this one is really very simple method but is not much useful for properly operating Instagram on Windows or Mac or any other operating system. Because in this method you will be basically logging in your Instagram account using your web browser, so you would only be able to like pictures and look at pictures only. Videos may not play, if you are using this method to operate Instagram. You won’t be able to even post anything using this method. So basically, you only use this method when you want to access Instagram temporarily for basic browsing.
But however, there’s no Instagram for computer app available that would make it easy to upload photos and use the app’s filters on your computer or Mac. Despite requests from several people for that power to upload pictures from their computers, Instagram offers no such function. (there are a few options for keeping photographs from Instagram, however.)
Here are the steps you need to follow, to access Instagram for PC:
Step 1: Open your browser and type www.instagram.com .(Instagram website)
Step 2: Log in to your Instagram account (by providing your username and password)
As you log in, you will be able to see your news feed just like you do in your mobile phone. You will be able to like a picture, see your notifications and follow or unfollow people. But you won’t be able do anything else.
So if you want to use Instagram properly, then you need to use another method, which will surely give you better functions.
To Use Instagram on PC- by Using Android Emulator
Here we are going to use Android Emulator, which nothing but an application which will help your PC mimic an android phone. Using an android emulator you can actually run android applications on your PC or Laptop. Using this you can get the exact same version of Instagram you use on your phone on your PC, with same features availability. You can upload pictures, like pictures, watch videos and even upload videos, same as you do on your android phone. There are many android emulators available that you can download for free, for ex: Amiduos, Andy, Menu, Nox, Bluestacks and much more. Here I will be using Bluestacks for explaining the steps, but you can even use another android emulator which will just slightly different steps. I prefer Bluestacks; hence I am using that one.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Open Bluestacks official website (www.bluestacks.com).There you will get Bluestacks app player which is a free android emulator, which will help you run Instagram on your PC.
Step 2: Now you need to download Bluestacks, by clicking on the blue button available on the upper right corner of the webpage.
Step 3: Follow up the prompts that you get to install Bluestacks o your PC. Just make sure the “App store access” option is checked while installation.
Step 4: When Bluestacks is installed, open it and then search for Instagram. (Search button is available on the upper left corner of the screen in Bluestacks). You can also download Instagram Apk Directly.
Step 5: Click the icon that appears.
Step 6: You will get a Bluestacks sign in page, where you need to sign in using your Google account.
Step 7: then open Instagram on the Google Play and then click on Install.
Step 8: Once Instagram is installed, open it and then sign in by using your username and password (this process only occurs for the first time).
Now you will get a proper Instagram application in your desktop.
The features that you can use by installing Instagram for PC by using Bluestacks are:
- Upload photographs: You need not to transfer your photos to your phone; you can now upload them directly from your PC.
- Edit Photographs, applying filter: Not just plain uploading, you can even edit your pictures there and then.
- You can even dm your pals: Yes, you can send messages and pictures to some specific people using Instagram on your PC.
So now you must be clear with the concept of using Instagram on PC. As you see, it is very easy and is also very useful, you can actually secure a lot of time you may waste to transfer things from phone to PC or from PC to phone, that you need using Instagram.
Hopefully, the above methods were able to get the job done for you.
And Bluestacks or any other android emulator is useful for even other android apps that you want to use on PC.