How to Prepare your Instagram Story on a Desktop PC?

Instagram story is one of the most popular and effective ways of interacting with your audience and keeping them engaged. It works best for marketers and Instagram users to make a fun marketing strategy and deliver their messages inspirationally.

With this in mind, the Instagram story is the first step of creating a connection with your potential customers, grabbing their attention for marketers, and helping users to capture everything in between and create a bigger, richer story than a series of individual photos.

So, how could it be better for marketers to be able to upload their Instagram stories from the desktop?

This blog is going to help you with some useful ways in preparing your Instagram story on a desktop

How to post your Instagram story on the desktop?

  • Use your google browser developer tool

A developer tool is a kind of extension on Google chrome that lets users work on mobile browsers and desktop browsers.

  1. Open the Instagram website and login into your account
  2. Click on the three-dots button on the top right of your browser and choose more tools
  3. Then a pop-up menu appears, choose developer tools
  4. After that, the developer window for chrome appears
  5. Tap the mobile button on the top left of the developer window
  6. Next, click which mobile interface you want to use from the top center of the chrome
  7. Then refresh the page
  8. Click on the camera icon in the top left.
  9. Upload  an image or video you’d like to attach to your story
  10. Click on “Add to your story” at the bottom.

 Note: It is finished; the steps are the same as using your Instagram app on mobile.

Post Instagram story from desktop
  • Next, click which mobile interface you want to use from the top center of the chrome
Instagram Chrome User Agent
  • Then refresh the page
  • Click on the camera icon in the top left.
  • Upload  an image or video you’d like to attach to your story
  • Click on “Add to your story” at the bottom.

How to post your Instagram story from a Mac?

To switch the safari User-Agent,

  • Enable the Develop menu by going to Safari Preferences
Safari Preferences
  •  Select Advanced, then check the Show Develop menu from the menu bar.
Instagram Developer tool safari
  • Click on Develop menu
Instagram use agent safari
  • Select the User-Agent option then tap on iOS 11.3 iPhone 
  • Log into your Instagram account and click on the “plus” icon
  • Switch to portrait mode, then upload your content to add to your story
  • Use Bluestacks

Bluestacks is the most common and simple third-party app known as an Android emulator, which is available for both mac and windows. The first thing is to have a google account to install the Instagram app and use its features.

One useful thing about this app is that it is free, allowing you to publish stories, posts, and videos. However, it does not support the management of multiple Instagram accounts.

  1. Download Bluestacks from bluestacks.com
  2. Run the installer
  3. Then open the Bluestack and sign in with your Google account
  4. Search the Google Play Store and install Instagram.
post to Instagram from PC or Mac

To sum up, Instagram businesses should take advantage of Instagram features from desktop by immigrating from mobile into the desktop to experience an easy way of uploading posts and stories directly from their PCs and luckily Develop tools and third-party apps make it achievable.  

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