On the internet, you may access your feed, chat with friends, and upload photographs and Stories to Instagram. Its desktop website is beginning to more closely resemble its mobile counterpart. Officially, using a computer to upload photos to your feed or add to an Instagram Story is not permitted.
Your eyes are very important to Meta, the corporation that created Facebook and Instagram. The more time you spend scrolling and engaging—sharing, commenting, liking, watching a movie all the way through, or, better yet, making a direct purchase from the platform—the more money they make.
They need to engage you in order to encourage you to do this, thus apps that start out being clear and straightforward frequently become crowded with additional forms of content, bright-red notification symbols, and different widgets. All in an effort to keep your eyes on us as long as possible.
How to Operate Instagram on the Web
Here is a description of Instagram on the internet and suggestions for using it.
1. Go to Instagram.com in any web browser and sign in or establish a new account. The news feed pane you see after logging in has a similar design to the one on the mobile app.
2. You can engage with posts in your news feed as you browse through them almost identically to how you can on a mobile device. To like, comment on, or share a post, look for the heart icon, the comment box, or the share button.
To add it to your saved posts, you can also click the bookmark icon on the right. To embed the post into a website, report it as having inappropriate content, and more, use the three dots in the top right corner.
3. In the top-right area of the screen are more icons. One appears to be a little compass. When you select it, a more condensed version of the Explore page will appear, showing some suggested users to follow along with a few thumbnails of their most recent posts.
4. Clicking the heart icon at the top of the screen brings up a pane that lists your most recent interactions. To see them all, scroll down.
To view your Instagram profile, choose the user symbol.
5. When other users click or tap your name, they are directed to this page.
To edit your password, authorized apps, comments, email, and SMS settings, as well as other account information, click Edit Profile next to your username.
6. To view a photo in its entirety on your profile, select it. The interactions appear to the right of the post rather than below it in the same way that they do on a page for a single post.
For iPad users, Instagram for the web is the answer.
The iOS app can be downloaded instead by users. But doing so necessitates either zooming in or utilizing a tiny version of the program. Because the aspect ratio of iPads and iPhones differs, the tablet automatically adds black bars to the right and left of the screen to make up for the width disparity. It’s clear that this is not ideal given that the iPad’s huge, high-res display exists for a purpose.
The web version steps in to save the day at this point. iPad users will be able to scroll through the platform while taking in the enormous, high-resolution photographs because Instagram for the web is tailored for your preferred browser. Simply put, it is a better method to scroll.
How to Make the Instagram Online App a Home Screen Widget
You don’t get the convenient icon on your home screen, which is another drawback of skipping the Instagram app. Fortunately, there is a workaround available.
Open Instagram in Safari on an iOS or iPadOS device, then tap the Share button just to the right of the address bar. Click Add to Home Screen as you go down.
On your home screen, an icon bearing the Instagram logo will appear. Although pressing it launches the web version, it looks exactly like the app’s icon.
Using the Internet to Post to Instagram
From your laptop or desktop, you can post to Instagram just like you can on the mobile app. As follows:
1. After logging into Instagram in your preferred browser, click Create a new post.
2. To explore for photographs on your desktop or laptop, select Select from Computer or drag & drop photos.
3. Crop the images by dragging them, then click Next.
4. Select add (two squares stacked) in the lower-right corner if you wish to add more than one photo. Up to nine additional photographs can be added from here. By clicking the X on the thumbnail of the image, you can also delete it. When you have finished adding all of your photos, click Next.
5. Choose Next after applying any filters or adjustments to your photos that you desire.
6. Finish your post with a caption. By choosing the smiley, you may also add emoji.
7. Add a Location if necessary.
8. You can provide alternative text for people with vision impairments under Accessibility.9. Disable the toggle under Advanced settings if you wish to disable comments. Choosing Share can be found in the top-right corner.
10. The notification “Your post has been shared” will appear once your content has been successfully submitted.