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How To Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram From Mac or Windows Computer

How To Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram From Mac or Windows Computer

Uploading photos and videos to Instagram from Mac and Windows PC has been on the wishlist of millions of users across the globe but so far,  the social media platform hasn’t rolled out this feature. Instagram remains to be the mobile-centric website. While Instagram rolled out its Feeds feature using which you can like, share, comment and watch Instagram feeds from your followers, there is no such feature which could allow you to upload the content from a computer.

A lot of people want to upload photos and videos to Instagram for so many reasons. Photographers, media enthusiasts or anyone who has all the interesting content in his Mac or PC will want to easily upload it to Instagram without going through the fuss of transferring all the data from computer to mobile. There are a lot of solutions which could allow you to upload videos and photos to Instagram from Mac or Windows PC. The easiest of all is to use Bluestacks, mobile emulator which lets you access your mobile app in the PC.


Once you install Bluestakcs in your Windows PC or Mac, you can easily use Instagram and upload videos from your computer.

 Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram From Windows Computer

After installing Bluestacks in your Windows PC, search the Instagram app by clicking the search option (search magnifying glass icon). Type Instagram and install the app.


Now Launch the Instagram app and login your account.

Now hit the Camera Icon in the app. You will see the polaroid icons and options to select the photo or video from your computer. You can select the photo you want to upload on Instagram from Windows PC.

Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram From Mac

After installing Blustacks in your Mac, simply launch the program and install the Instagram as told in the Windows section.


You must turn off the option of Instagram’s advanced camera in Instagram app. Otherwise, the app will try to access your Mac camera.





Now tap the camera photo icon.

Select the picture or video you want to upload to Instagram from Mac from gallery > ES File Explorer > bstfolder 

Note: Many users don’t find the bstfolder because it is sometimes hidden. Make sure to check your folder options.

You can add hashtags, filters and edit the photo before you upload it to your account.

Now upload the video or photo to Instagram.

That’s it. Bluestacks is the best way to upload photos and videos to Instagram from Mac or Windows computer. Let us know if you have any problem following the procedure.



Fahad Saleem

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