Some lucky users have just gained a powerful new feature on Instagram.
It appears that Instagram is finally allowing users to upload media directly from a desktop browser.
Since its inception, posting to Instagram has been a decidedly mobile-first affair. If you want to upload photos from your desktop computer, then you’re simply out of luck unless you have access to a tool such as Facebook’s Creator Studio or you’re willing to resort to other hacky solutions.
Twitter feeds are lighting up as users notice this new feature. Furthermore, based on initial reports, it allows you to upload multiple photos and videos with no obvious quality loss compared to using the regular Instagram app. Facebook has also officially confirmed the test via Bloomberg.
Unfortunately, the new feature is currently available only to a few select users while it undergoes testing.
To see if you are one of them, open Instagram in a desktop browser and look for the new ‘+’ icon to the right of your inbox icon. If you have more than one account, it’s worth checking them all as the feature appears to have been activated on an account-by-account basis.
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This is a feature many users have been crying out for for a long time: No-one who creates content on their desktop wants to have to transfer it to a phone before uploading. Here’s hoping it rolls out to all users as soon as possible.
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