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How to use Instagram on your PC or Mac

Instagram is the most popular social media service in the world. Yet, despite this, the company still doesn’t offer a good method for desktop users to explore the service. If you don’t have access to a smartphone that runs Android or iOS, you’re typically limited to Instagram’s website. While there, you can browse images, peruse profiles, and comment as you please, but you cannot upload or edit photos. This is because the service wants users to take and edit photos in the moment, which means using your phone – at least according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom.


While the company’s position is understandable, it’s little comfort to users who want to edit their photos on a desktop machine. Thankfully, there are workarounds for both Windows and MacOS users, so long as you don’t minding putting in some effort. Below are some of the best methods available.

Instagram doesn’t have an official application for Windows or MacOS, but it does run on Android. As such, if you run an Android emulator, you can run Instagram on your desktop as if it were a smartphone. There are a few popular Android emulators out there, but we prefer BlueStacks, which works on both Windows and MacOS.

First, head to the BlueStacks website, download the application, and follow the installation instructions. Afterward, log in with your Google account or create a new one.

Source of the article: digitaltrends.com

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