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Tricks to see Instagram for PC just like on your mobile

Instagram is the social network that has achieved the most followers in recent years, thus displacing Facebook and Twitter. It is the network most used by influencers, and with the option of creating advertising in posts and stories it gives a lot of play to promote your business, your products or your services. But Instagram is basically intended to be a mobile application, and the web version is somewhat more neglected. This tool is clearly focused on use on smartphones but there is also the possibility of using Instagram for PC. In today’s post we tell you how to manage your Instagram account from your computer.

First we have to be clear about the limitations that Instagram for PC has with respect to the mobile version, such as reading and sending DM, viewing the feed in vertical format, uploading photos or publishing stories or unfollowing. We give you some tips to overcome these limitations.

Mobile view on your Instagram for PC

The view of Instagram for PC on the desktop can be more tedious than what we are used to on the mobile. But this can be changed in a very simple way. Once you have logged into your Instagram account on your computer, open the code inspector (right click and click on Inspect). From here press Ctrl + Shift + M and voila! The Instagram feed will be displayed the same as on the mobile.

As we said, it is a very basic and elementary trick, but if you are very used to the mobile version, this is a good way to continue using this visualization.

Post to Instagram feed for PC

According to Animated Video Production, One of the most annoying limitations of the PC version of Instagram is that photos and videos cannot be posted directly. You can only do it from your mobile, but if you are working with Instagram on your PC you should be able to upload photos whenever you want. There is a tool or extension, Mobile Browser Emulator that will serve you for this purpose. This tool allows you to simulate that your browser (Mozilla or Chrome) is actually a mobile phone. In this way you can upload photos to Instagram as if you were doing it from your smartphone.

When you have the tool installed, the icon will appear in the browser. Then you just have to select what kind of device you want to view Instagram and start uploading your photos.  

Upload photos to Instagram from PC or computer

In this video we briefly explain how to post or upload photos to Instagram step by step. You have the link in the previous point.

Keep in mind that Instagram penalizes actions made with external tools that may seem suspicious because they do not comply with its policies. Try not to abuse them and do not schedule massive actions with these types of tools. Use them only occasionally.

Unfollows on Instagram

The world of follows and unfollows deserves a separate post because it is part of the digital marketing strategy that you have developed for your business. Manage Instagram followers, follow profiles so that they follow you or unfollow them if they do too, everything will depend on what we want to achieve.

What interests us today is to see that unfollowing from the pc is much easier and faster than doing it from the mobile device. From your profile you can see your followers and the profiles who you follow. Just go to Following and unfollow the profiles you want to unfollow. You will have the blue Follow button if you want to retrieve it in the future and follow it again. 

But for those who have never used the platform before, or those who just want to take their usage to the next level, Instagram has some lesser-known tricks, settings, hacks, search options, and comment features you should know about.

That’s why we set out to find them and list them all in one place.

Whether you’re a recruiter looking to showcase your company’s culture, a marketer in the ecommerce industry, or an individual who’s just looking to use Instagram in the best ways possible, there are tips and features here for you.

We have quickly seen some simple tricks to enjoy Instagram on your computer and make it look as similar as possible to our app on your smartphone. When we have gotten used to something, it is difficult to change it, so these tricks will help you visualize it the same on both platforms. And if you have a business and you need to professionally manage your Instagram account, ask us for a free quote.

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