If you’ve ever cursed Instagram’s lack of Mac capabilities, fear not, you’re not alone. While Windows 10 users can upload, edit and post photos, those on Mac must be content with browsing alone. Until today, that is.
It might not be perfect, but Lifehacker is now reporting a way of posting images without resorting to third-party programs.
To do so, you must be using Google Chrome. First, pull up the options menu (the three dots in the top right corner) and select Developer Tools in the More Tools section. At this point, don’t be intimidated when you’re faced with a wall of technical jargon — this is not the Matrix, but rather the web page source code.
By clicking the Toggle Device Toolbar (that’s the icon that looks like a smartphone in front of a tablet) near the top left corner, you’ll be able to switch up your browser agent. In other words, your browser will be telling the site that, rather than browsing from a desktop, you’re instead logged on from a mobile device.
By doing this while on the Instagram homepage, you’ll be able to post photos. Click the little camera at the bottom of any image (as you would on a smartphone) and you’ll be able to choose an image. The editing tools available on mobile won’t be usable, but you’ll still be able to frame your upload. You can also write a caption, but there’s no option for zoom.
Okay, so it’s hardly perfect, but still handy for those denied access to mobile, or if you’re looking to quickly upload a professional image
Have a play around and let us know how you get on in the comments. Once you’ve done that, check out our best sneaker photos on Instagram from last week.
- Main & Featured Image: Jirapong Manustrong