For the longest time, the only way you could upload photos to Instagram is through the mobile app. While there might be third-party solutions and workarounds to upload from your desktop to Instagram, none of this is official, but that could be changing soon, at least according to a recent discovery by developer Alessandro Paluzzi.
According to Paluzzi, he has discovered that Instagram is actually working on allowing users to upload photos from their PC to its platform. Through undisclosed methods, Paluzzi managed to enable an option that allowed him to upload from his PC, suggesting that this is a feature that we might be able to expect soon.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) May 14, 2021
This is actually pretty cool because a lot of photographers use Instagram as their portfolio. However, the problem is that many of these photographers usually edit on their desktop using software like Photoshop or Lightroom, after which they will then need to find a way to sync their photos with their phone before uploading it, which is such a roundabout way.
However, giving users the option to upload from their desktop is very convenient and could encourage more people to use the platform. Over the years, we’ve already seen Instagram make changes to make its desktop version more in line with its mobile app, so we guess this doesn’t really come as a surprise.