If you are an active Instagram user, you must be looking for a way to upload photos to Instagram from a PC/Desktop. Fret not; there are quite a few methods to let you upload photos to Instagram right from your desktop. However, not every tool available for the job works. In this article, we have listed the best method to let you upload photos to Instagram from your PC.

Bluestacks Method

If you want something that works 100%, utilizing Bluestacks would be the best method. Bluestacks is an Android emulator. It works pretty well for most of the tasks like playing an Android game on PC or installing WhatsApp on PC.


Similarly, you can utilize it to install (mobile) Instagram on PC and upload photos to Instagram from the PC’s storage.

Follow the steps below in order to install Instagram on PC.

  1. Download and install Bluestacks from their official website.
  2. After successfully installing, you need to launch it (it should automatically start loading up right after installation).
  3. You will be asked to sign in to your Google account to be able to use Bluestacks. You should do the same to continue accessing Bluestacks.
  4. After sign in, you will now probably observe the “App Center” screen. In case you are on the “My Apps” tab, head onto the “App Center” tab.
  5. You can notice the search bar at the right-corner of the Bluestacks window. Type in Instagram and hit search to proceed.
  6. You will find the Instagram app listed on the Google Play Store. Install it by accepting the permissions when asked. Finally, you will be greeted with the My Apps tab where you can see the Instagram app icon loading (technically installing).
  7. After it completes downloading, click on it to launch Instagram. Just as you do on the Instagram app for Android or iPhone, sign in or sign up and get started using it. You will get the upload option as well (as you do on your smartphone).

If you are still not able to find the upload option. You can follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the plus button at the bottom of the screen while running Instagram.
  2. You will observe a gallery screen where you would have to click on the drop down list with “Gallery” on it as shown in the image above.
  3. After you click, you get an option – “Other.” Simply, click on it to find the screen orientation changed. If it is not viewable, you can maximize the window for a wider screen size.
  4. Now, click on the menu icon and then click on “Pick from Windows” as shown in the image below.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know about the best method to upload photos to Instagram on a PC, would you do it, or would you rather want the ability to upload photos right from the official Instagram app for Windows 10 available on the store?

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