Instagram Launches Live Test Of Image And Video Uploads From Desktops

30 June, 2021 (Wednesday)

After a few months of development, Instagram will be launching a first live test to gauge the capability to post Feed Posts from the desktop version of the app instead of phones and tablets. The test will be done with a select group of users who currently possess access to the full suite of uploading posts and stories. 

According to social media expert Matt Navarra, few users have spotted the icon "+" on their desktops in the top bar of instagram.com. When the users click on it, it allows them to upload images and/or videos directly from their desktop. 

Once users have added their image and/or video, users will have the choice to edit their pictures - just like they would on their phones - through filters and other editing tools. These images/videos can then be uploaded on the app directly from the site.

Although users cannot upload images on Instagram Stories or post Reels via the desktop version, additional tests have shown that IGTV uploads will soon be possible from the desktop - hinting at the fact that users would also be able to post Stories and/or Reels in the future. 

According to Instagrams statement to Social Media Today,

"We know that many people access Instagram from their computer. To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram with their desktop browser."

Instagram has stated that though they are working with a select group of users for their desktop version, they will be soon expanding the option to all users soon.