Instagram now allows its users to post photos from the web version of their site, but only using a smartphone or tablet. Until now, the web version only allowed the users to follow, search, view notifications and add “like”, also has increased the functionality of the mobile web adding the possibility of using it offline.
When you enter the web version of the platform, you will see the activated icon to add photos and just follow the same steps that you do in the application.
There are some features that are currently not present in this version, such as the possibility to upload videos, add filters, create Stories or message through Instagram Direct, functions truly attractive to consumers of the subsidiary company of Facebook that, most likely, will be Added in the not too distant future.
Through the mobile web version, users no longer need to download anything and do not have to depend on the available storage to use Instagram’s basic functions.
In addition, the registry of new accounts has been incorporated from the web itself and a better flow has been favored for the users of Android phones of low range (typical in emerging markets). In fact, users no longer have to download anything or depend on the storage available to use the application.
There are over 700 million monthly active users on Instagram, the vast majority in countries with slow connections.
80% of users of this social network are outside US borders and in most of these countries there are no mobile networks fast enough to download the app, and in many cases the devices do not have a large storage capacity to store it without sacrificing other apps or content. In addition, the amount that can be generated by downloading Instagram can be prohibitive.
Although the option is only enabled for browsers on mobile computers, there is a trick to do it from your PC or Laptop:
In Chrome open www.instagram.com, select the browser options menu (the 3-point icon next to your address bar), there select “more tools”, access to “tools for developers” and then in the part (Ignoring the code displayed), press the second icon from left to right, which has a cell phone and tablet, so the page will think that you are accessing from a mobile device, and you can publish without problems.