There is no doubt: since you discovered the existence of Instagram, this has become your favorite social network and there is no longer a day passed without you looking at the content posted by your friends.
You have already registered on the platform for some time but still feel you have doubts about some features; doubts that you would like to clarify in order to understand how to post on Instagram. You then turned to a search on the web, in an attempt to solve these questions of yours, and you then came across this tutorial of mine, eager to learn more about this beloved social network.
Very well, if things are actually as I imagined them, you will surely be very happy to know that I can help you fill in all your gaps. I could tell you about Instagram and how to use its features practically with your eyes closed, so I’m absolutely able to help you.
Want to know how to post photos and videos on Instagram? How to add content to Stories and how to post a comment? The answer to these and other questions is just a few lines away from this one. I therefore recommend that you sit comfortably and take a few minutes of free time to read this tutorial. I wish you a good read.
How do you post a picture on Instagram
If your intent is to know in detail how Instagram works then I must first explain to you how you will need to proceed to publish photos and videos within this social interaction platform.
Instagram is in fact a social network totally focused on visual content such as photos and videos and to interact with users of the platform you will have to publish content within it.
First of all I must therefore explain step by step how to proceed with regard to the publication of photos and videos on Instagram but before starting I must make a very brief introduction. In fact, you must absolutely know that most of the Instagram features are available only through the use of the free downloadable Instagram application for Android and iOS mobile devices .
That said, to post photos and videos on Instagram, you need to make sure that you have previously downloaded the application on your mobile device and then that you have correctly downloaded from the App Store on iOS or from the Play Store for Android devices.
Otherwise, after searching for the application in the virtual store of Apple devices, you will have to press the Get button and then the Install button, typing, if required, the password of your iCloud account or placing your finger on the Touch ID for purposes identity verification.
If, on the other hand, you have an Android smartphone, you must act from the Play Store (the virtual store of these devices) and, after searching for the Instagram application through the internal search engine, you will have to proceed with the download and installation. To do this, click on the Install button and then on the Accept button.
In both situations mentioned, after downloading the Instagram application and starting it and obviously logging into Instagram with the account data, you will first have to press the button with the little man symbol located at the bottom right.
By acting in this way you will be able to view the screen related to your profile: the photos or videos that you upload to the app will be added to this section.
To post photos and videos on Instagram then press the (+) button which is located at the bottom center and choose now whether to take a photo or record a video at the moment by pressing the Photo button or the Video button respectively.
How do you post on Instagram
You can also choose whether to load a media item that is present in your device’s media library; in this case you will have to do it by pressing the Library button which will refer to your multimedia gallery.
If you choose to publish photos taken previously you will have the possibility to press the button with the symbol of two superimposed squares.
Once you have selected the photos or videos to upload, press the Next button twice in a row. Then write an accompanying caption to the photo, possibly tag the people inside it and add a place if you want to geolocate the photo you are about to share.
You can also upload the photo simultaneously to other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. When you are ready to post press the Share button.
How do you post on Instagram from a computer
Your friends are much more savy than you when it comes to using Instagram and often post new photos or videos within Instagram Stories.
However, this Instagram feature is still unknown to you and you too would like to know how to use it to post photos and videos to share with friends. Okay I’ll explain it to you right away: to publish multimedia content in Instagram Stories you will have to act on the Instagram application for your mobile device.
Then take your device in your hand and start the Instagram application by first tapping on the button with the little man symbol located in the lower right corner. Then once you see your profile screen, tap on your profile picture which you can see in the top left corner.
By tapping on it, your device’s camera will automatically open and you can then choose whether to take a photo or record a short video on the spot, whether to make a live stream or to write a text message.
Then use all the tools present within the Instagram Stories (you will see the buttons related to the mentioned features indicated with a wording below) and then create new multimedia content to add to your Instagram Stories.
When you are ready to publish, press the button with the arrow symbol that you can see in the upper right corner and then press the Your Story button to upload the multimedia element you have created within the Instagram story.
All the content you publish in this section dedicated to Stories will be visible only for 24 hours by your followers after which they will disappear. All content published by you will still remain in memory in the Instagram application and, visible in the Archive section, can be republished at any time
As for the publication of multimedia content within the Instagram Stories without using the application for mobile devices, keep in mind that you can officially use the Instagram application for Windows 10 devices. In the latter case, you can only share photos and videos taken and recorded on the spot.
How do you post on Instagram on pc
Instagram is a very popular social network and you like its features a lot, however, you are still a beginner with its use and, also because of your shyness, you have decided to wait a little longer before posting photos and videos on your profile, in order to become more familiar with this platform.
Despite this, you are absolutely enthusiastic about the content that your friends post every day and would like to show them your support by posting a comment in their photos and videos. Would you like to know how to do it? Yup? Very well! I’ll explain it to you right away.
Posting a comment on Instagram is the simplest thing in this world and you can also act through the Web version of the social network or through the Instagram application for Windows 10, as well as of course, through the application for Android or iOS mobile devices that you have previously installed.
So let’s start with the procedure for Android and iOS mobile devices: start the Instagram application and log in, then identify, via the main screen or via the button with the magnifying glass symbol, the multimedia content with which to interact.
Then tap on this image or video to view it in detail, then press the button with the symbol of a comic to view the text field dedicated to the possibility of adding a comment. Then type the message you want to send and press the Publish button.
As for the publication of a comment on a photo to a video published on the profile of a friend or a person within Instagram, you can also act with the exact same procedure through the Web version of the social network and through the Instagram application for Windows 10.
If, on the other hand, you want to post a comment within Instagram Stories, the question is different. Operating from Android or iOS mobile devices, you will first have to tap on the profile icon for the person for whom you want to view the stories and comment.
Then swipe from bottom to top to see quick response reactions and the Send message text field. You can then press on one of the emojis to automatically send it as a reply, or type a custom comment in the text field indicated and then press the Send button.
Alternatively, you can use the Instagram application for Windows 10 and, following the same procedure, you can post a comment within the Instagram Stories, acting from your computer. Through the Web version of the social network it is not possible to comment on Instagram Stories.
To publish on Instagram from a PC you can use the default Facebook tool called Creator Studio which allows you to manage the publication of multimedia content for corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.
In this regard, to use it, you must also have correctly connected the Facebook page and its Instagram account to the Creator Studio service. To do this, connect to its official website and log in , entering the access data of your Facebook account.
Now, click on the Start button, to start using Creator Studio and, subsequently, click on the Instagram icon in the menu that is shown at the top, to add the account of the well-known Mark Zuckerberg photo social network.
After completing this operation, you can use Creator Studio to publish photos and videos in the Instagram Feed , or even to publish vertical videos in the IGTV section .
To do this, first press the Create Post button that you can see located in the upper left corner. Now, in the menu that is shown to you, choose whether to publish multimedia content in the Instagram Feed or on IGTV.
In both cases, you can import a multimedia file, choosing from the memory of your computer ( From the uploaded files ) or use a content previously uploaded to the Facebook page connected to the Instagram account ( From the Facebook page ).
At the end of the upload of the photo or video, customize the post, writing the caption ( Write your caption ) and eventually, also add the geographic tag ( Add place ).
As for IGTV videos , you can customize the Title and Description of the video and upload a custom cover image.
Once this is done, to publish the photo or video on Instagram of the Feed or on IGTV, all you have to do is press the Publish button. If, on the other hand, you want to schedule its publication, first click on the ▼ icon and then on the Schedule item. Then set the time and day of publication and then click on the Schedule button.