How to Upload Photos to Instagram from Computer?

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Instagram is an online mobile photo & video sharing and social networking service. Instagram has the ability to upload photos and videos stored on your phone's gallery. Instagram doesn't allow you to upload photos directly from your computer. To upload photos to Instagram from computer, first you need to import photos to your mobile device and then upload them to Instagram. Simply connect your mobile device to the computer via USB cable and then copy and paste the photos into the folder called 'Pictures' in the media library. To learn how to upload photos to Instagram from computer, check out the steps below.

Here are the steps to Upload Photos to Instagram from Computer:

  1. Connect your Android phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with your Android phone.
  2. Once Android phone is connected, go to "File explorer" and click on your device.
  3. Locate your photo on your computer.
  4. Copy the photo and paste it on your phone's SD card or memory.
  5. Go to http://instagram.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  6. Download "Instagram App" on your Android phone from the Play store & launch it.
  7. Open "Gallery" on your Android phone.
  8. Select the photo which you want to upload.
  9. Select "Instagram" option.
  10. Crop your photo & tap "Right arrow" button located at top right corner on the screen.
  11. Apply digital filters & tap "Right arrow" button.
  12. A "Share to" window opens up.
  13. Add a description & tap "Check mark" button located at top right corner on the screen.
  14. Your photo will now be uploaded to Instagram.

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