|Tools and Tidbits for Writers|
by JQ Rose
How to Add Photos to Instagram from Your PC
by JQ Rose
Do you use Instagram on your phone? Yes, I do too, but I was disappointed I could not access photos on my PC and post them on Instagram, especially since I wanted to share old photos from the '70s. They make fun posts about my memoir, Arranging a Dream.
So I looked into finding a way to easily place the photos from my computer into my IG feed. And I found this one! You will save the time spent on uploading your photos to your cell phone.
Read on to discover how to post to IG from your computer using the Chrome browser: (instructions for Safari available below)
1. Bring up Instagram.com on your computer.
2. Click the three dots in the Chrome browser located in the top right corner of your screen.
3. Scroll down on the drop-down menu to "More tools" then click "Developer tools" at the bottom of that second menu.
|The red arrows point to the More tools area and Developer tools area|
4. A page with a lot of gibberish on it will cover the right side of your screen. Look at the top left side of that page. Hover over the second icon to find the "Toggle device tool." Click it. The left side of your screen brings up the mobile view--or I say cell phone view. If it does not come up after the click, refresh your page.
|Locate the toggle device tool|
5. Now you add a post to your IG page just as you do on your phone by clicking the + sign.
As you know, the Internet and technology are always evolving, so your screens may look different from mine. At this writing on July 12, 2021, this information is correct using my PC.
If you use the Safari browser, Click here to check out the directions to add photos to IG from your PC at this link. Thank you to Hubspot for this information as well as how to add videos to IG from your PC.
Do you ever wish you could add photos from your PC files to IG? Please leave a comment below. You are welcome to add more information to this post.
Update on adding computer photo files to IG: Since penning this blog post, I discovered this morning an easier way to add the photos. I must have had an update on my computer screen for IG because now I see the + at the top of the screen near the home icon. . Really? I just opened up instagram.com and this screen appeared. You too? Click the + to add your photo to IG! EZ-PZ.
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|At the Newaygo Library presenting my Life Storytelling Workshop on July 10, 2021|
**I had a blast with the ladies at the workshop on Saturday. Such a gorgeous July morning in Michigan, and yet, these committed ladies still showed up to learn about writing their life stories and memoirs. Lots of sharing and laughter. The oddest moment of the day was when I gave away a copy of my journal, My Life Writing Journal. The person with a Fourth of July birthday would be the winner. But no one's birthday was July 4, no one in July, nor in August, nor in September until February!! And that person had already won the prize, Your Words, Your Life Story: a Journal for Sharing Memories. Graciously, she allowed someone else to receive the prize--the person who had come the shortest distance to the library. The winner just lived across the street!
Thank you to Kelly Tinkham, Newaygo Library Director, and to the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs for hosting this workshop!
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Wow, they (the computer goblins) really make us work for it to find the way to put computer photos into Instagram, don't they? :-) Thanks for sharing. Nice to meet up with another writer/multi-genre writer I should add, and memoir writer.
Glad the workshop went well.
Not on Instagram but I'll check with our admin who runs the IWSG one and see how she does it.
Hi Pamela, thank you for stopping in. Yes, I thought the same thing, meeting a multi-genre and memoir writer. The fourth Wednesday of the month is devoted to life storytelling and memoir books and authors.
I read this part in my e-mail: "If you have time, I would love to host you on the Focused on Story blog."
Please let me know what that would entail! You can reach me at email@example.com :--) Pam
Thanks so much for that tip, JQ. I've struggled myself to add photos from my computer direct onto Instagram, and always use my phone. Really interesting to see how this worked!
Hey, JQ. This is so helpful. I had a short class on this, but had forgotten it had to be on Chrome. Excited to try it again. Thanks. I shared. :)
I've been doing this from my desktop a long time. Love your method. Mine is a bit different. I right click, select 'inspect', and refresh the screen. Then the plus for a new post shows up. I got that from Forbes magazine!
Good. I hope it works for you. Much easier with the update. Let me know if you used the information. Thanks.
Happy you can use it. I need to watch more Youtubes to get the hang of IG. Unfortunately my FB author page will not connect with my IG author account. It keeps wanting to use the janetglaser.7 account. I can't get the admin onto the FB page, thus, it won't let me do it.
Thanks for sharing.
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