Uploading photos from a smartphone
Instagram was designed to help you upload photos from your smartphone. However, perhaps you want to upload photos and even MP4 files from a desktop.
You may be frustrate with the free programs such as Deskgram or Gramblr. Perhaps they are working for you in a hit or miss pattern.
There’s an answer for you. It’s called Uplet.
Uplet was developed for the express purpose of helping you upload images & short (3 – 60 seconds) videos to Instagram from your desktop.
- Go to the App Store and download Uplet. (Costs less than $14.)
- During final download process you will be asked for Instagram username & password
- Username & password will be saved in your hard drive. You’ll never have to use them again!
- To upload a photo or video, click on plus sign
- You will get the Pictures folder from your hard drive
- Double-click on the name of the picture or video you wish to upload
- Note that you can upload more than one picture at the same time. You click on a file name, hold down the Shift key, click on the file name of the last picture and press enter.
- Click Share
- You will get the message “All items were shared successfully”
- Go to Instagram.com.
- You will see the square part of the inside of your picture
- Add comment & press Enter
- You will get another comment box
- Enter about eleven hashtags into that comment box.
- If the event that you do not want your picture to appear as a square, click the rectangle icon near the lower left-hand corner
- You will see a wider picture
How to find eleven hashtags for Instagram
- Go to hashtagify.me and enter your main hashtag in the upper right-hand corner
- You will get the 10 most common hashtags that accompany your main hashtag in Twitter
- Go to Google Trends
- See how your main hashtag is trending
- Scroll down & look for related hashtag ideas
- Use hashtags that describe your picture
Find a particular person’s pictures
In the Instagram search box, enter the person’s username and press Enter.
Animated GIF & Instagram
As of this post, it is impossible to add an animated GIF to Instagram. So, what I do: Using ScreenFlow, I string a number of the animated GIF snippets together in form a video less than one minute long. Then I export it as an MP4 file. I upload the MP4 file into Instagram. When people click on the picture, it looks like an animated GIF.
See this example.