#WeBuildWednesdays Episode 21: How to Post on Instagram Using Google Chrome

Using Google Chrome Extensions for Instagram

Hey guys, Mike Norris, with Youtech here. Today, I’m going to show you how you can post on Instagram using your desktop, or, more specifically, Google Chrome. It’s actually really easy. You guys are going to love me. I hope you don’t mind the football. I know the Super Bowl just happened, but I just can’t let go of the football. It’s my thing.

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Step 1: Download User-Agent Switcher

All right, here’s how you do it. Essentially, you’re going to want to go to the Chrome Web Store. You can search for this title, this extension right here, it’s called User-Agent Switcher for Google Chrome. Really, what this allows you to do—you can see it a little bit in this example here—you just pick the device you want to view any webpage from and it allows you to do it, which is very nice.

Step 2: Switch to iPhone or Android Mode

You would select right here just to download it and once you do, it’s going to show up over here on this right side as a globe. So, all I have to do to make this happen is I switch over to Instagram. From here, I click on this little icon up here at the top and right now, I’m in the default user agent, which is just Google Chrome. I’m going to go down to iPhone—you can probably do Android, too, but I’m an iPhone guy. And that’s going to change the way this page looks just a little bit.

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Step 3: Upload a JPEG Image

Once this loads, it’s going to look a lot like what you see on your iPhone, but a little bit wider, right? All you have to do is click down here just like you would on your phone and this is how you add a picture. The only thing is that has to be a JPEG. You’d click the JPEG and, boom, it would upload it just like you’d upload any other photo and then you’re good to go!

So that’s how you do it. Super easy, super quick, super simple. You can also do it with Safari if you use Safari too. It’s a little bit of a different process. I would recommend just switching to Google Chrome, to be honest with you. It’s a more versatile browser, but that’s up to you.

That’s all I have for today! Thank you. Happy Wednesday!

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