Category: Social Media

How to Post Pictures on Instagram from Your Windows and Mac Laptop Computers

With over 400 million active users worldwide, Instagram is one of the most popular social network sites. This platform is owned by Facebook it is very different that Facebook in many nature. For starter, Instagram is a social site for sharing photos and videos and you can follow others as well as others can follow you. Instagram is mostly focused on smartphone users as many of its features are available on smartphone only. On the smartphone, you can share photos, videos, and stories instantly. But on the desktop version, you are very limited regarding what you can do. The desktop version is limited to viewing and liking others photos as well as managing basic setting. There are not a whole lot of things that you can do on your PC or Mac computer or laptop.

This is a bummer as many of us spend a considerable time with our computer or laptop and want the convenience of sharing images from the comfort of our laptop. There are also other instances like we have a picture on the computer which we want to share and because Instagram won’t allow posting directly from the laptop, we have to go to an extra step to transfer the file from computer to phone.

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Not anymore, I’ll be sharing a simple method which you can use to use Instagram from your laptop like you would from a phone. You can use all smartphone features easily, and yes you can upload video and photos as well.

How to Share Photos and Videos on Instagram From Windows and Mac Desktop Laptop

Before you follow the steps, make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser, and you have the latest version of Chrome installed on your laptop.

Open the Google Chrome browser and go to www.instagram.com and log in using your IG credentials.

Click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner of your browser.

Go to ‘more tools’ and the select “Developers Tools”. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+Shift+C on Windows and Command+Shift+C on Mac to pull up developer option.

A window shall appear. Here click on the small mobile icon. For reference check the image down below.

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Now reload the website using browser button or simply press F5 for windows or Command+R for Mac.

Now you shall see a mobile version of Instagram. Click on plus icon and browse to the photo you want to share. Add the bio, add hashtags, tag people if you want to click on share to share the image with your followers.

Add Images and photos

Similarly, you can also add stories to your Instagram from the laptop.

So, this is how you can share photos and videos on Instagram from your PC, and you don’t have to go through the pain to transfer media from computers to mobile.

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Facebook Messenger Features that Many People Don’t Know

Facebook messenger is around for a long time. Facebook also ensured that all the Facebook users on mobile device install this app. With over 1.3 billion users worldwide, you’d think that a handsome chunk of users using all the features Facebook is offering with Messenger. But you are wrong. Here are few interesting features on Facebook Messenger that you should be using but you are not.

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Top Facebook Messenger Features

All the features that I am going to listing are available on both iOS and Android version of Facebook Messenger.

1. Messenger for PC

We all know that Messenger is an app for Android and iOS but did you know that you can also access facebook messenger from your PC? No, I am talking about some Android emulator, there is a first party way of accessing all the features of Messenger from your PC and Mac. Open up your browser and type messenger.com and log in with your Facebook credential.

Now you can chat with your friends and colleagues without opening Facebook.

2. Add someone to your Friendslist Instantly by Scanning Code

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Facebook lets you add anyone to your friends without ever going to Facebook and searching for their name. You can instantly add them to our friendliest and start your conversation. This is especially great when you are in a hurry and want to send someone something on Facebook but can’t wait to go through the traditional way of adding friend.

To do this, open your Messenger app, go to your profile by clicking on your profile picture from the top right corner. Then tap again on your profile picture on the center. Now you can share your code with the friend, or you can scan their code. Either way, you both will be connected instantly.

3. Start Secret Conversation

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Sadly spying is a real thing in this digital age. There is no way you can think that all your conversations are secret. But if you really want to start a conversation that you don’t want others to snoop, then you should start a secret conversation using Facebook messenger. These chats are end-to-end encrypted where no can see what you two are talking about not even government or Facebook itself.

To start an encrypted secret conversation, open up your Messenger app tap on the new message and then secret conversation. Choose the person and start talking. If you want your messages to be disappeared after a certain time, then tap on clock icon right next to your typing area.

4. Play Games

Yes, Facebook also allows you to play games from your Messenger app. No these are not any competitive multiplayer games, but these are good enough to play in your free time. There are a lot of games from Solitaire to Basketball and EverWing. You can play alone, or you can invite your friends to play along.

5. Send and Request Money

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This is another great feature of Facebook Messenger where you can send and request money from your Facebook friends. Like many other money transfer platforms, here also you have to connect your card to Facebook and every time you need to send money to someone from facebook you can do so in just a few taps.

To add your cards, go to profile>Payment>Add a New card and start sending and requesting money from your Facebook friends.

Note- Facebook Payment is only available for few countries. Please check before sending someone.

6. Send Text From Messenger

Messenger is also a great text application which you can use as a strong alternative to your default messaging app. The benefit of this app is that you can chat with your Facebook friend while you can also text somebody all from one app.

There are also many other features available on Messenger from Facebook. For example, you can chat with bots, share flight routes, plan a trip, split the bill among your friends, customize your chat, send graphics and loads of other features. You need to explore all the features that Messenger has to offer to fully utilize the power of the Messenger app. Stay tuned to The Converging Network for more such informative articles.

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