Last month, we got a hint that Instagram might let us post photos from desktops. And now it’s happening: Instagram has started testing the new feature. Some users can already post photos from a desktop browser, and it’s possible that all of us will be able to do it in a while. Finally!
Back in May, mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi did some digging and discovered the new feature and what it would look like.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) May 14, 2021
Speaking with Engadget, Instagram confirmed that the test has officially begun. “We know that many people access Instagram from their computer,” a spokesperson told Engadget. “To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram with their desktop browser.”
I’ve been wishing for this feature ever since I opened an Instagram account. Even more so after I made accounts for sharing my embroidery work and recipes/food photos. So, I rushed to my computer to see if I am a part of the latest test. Sadly, I’m not, so I can’t share the firsthand experience and tell you what posting from a browser looks like. But I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this becomes an official feature of Instagram. And judging from a survey we did in May, a lot of you would like it, too.