By now, the phone-application tie so synonymous with Instagram has largely been accepted. While you can access your account and browse Instagram from your desktop, the option to post to Instagram from your desktop seems at this point like a write-off.
Which is a shame, because being able to post from your desktop would solve some major inconveniences, namely:
- Posting content captured by other devices (DSLR, for example)
- Uploading content after editing on desktop
Currently, if you take a picture with a device other than your phone or use Photoshop on your desktop to alter an image, you then have to send that picture to your phone where you can then upload it to Instagram. It’s annoying and it adds an unnecessary step to the process.
Fortunately, the world being what it is, there is a workaround.
Solution: use an Instagram scheduling tool
Instagram scheduling tools like Buffer or AiGrow won’t allow you to post to Instagram from your desktop exactly, but they will make the transfer from desktop to phone much easier.
The process is simple:
1) upload your content to the scheduler’s website
2) set when you’d like it to publish
3) confirm the scheduling when prompted on your phone
The only issue with Buffer is that you have to confirm the scheduled upload on your phone. For example, if you have a post scheduled for January 20th at 3 PM, you will get a notification on that day at that time asking if you’d still like to post. Even if a post is scheduled, it won’t ultimately post until you confirm the post on your phone.
This is why we recommend using a tool like AiGrow. It offers the same scheduling options mentioned above, but unlike its competitors, it doesn’t require that you confirm scheduled uploads on your phone.
In this sense, with AiGrow you are able to post to Instagram from your desktop without any required action on your phone.
Do you know another way? Please share in the comments below!