In this article, we will tell you how to make and add a Story to Instagram through your computer and laptop for free. Stories is a convenient tool to promote a commercial blog on Instagram. With its help, audience surveys, announcements of events, new products, advertisements, and products are carried out. All of this increases subscriber engagement, the number of orders, and the page's position in delivery.
But if you are actively running a business account, you may need to work with a PC, and Storyz is not on it. You won't be able to publish new content. Fortunately, there are several ways out. Let's start with the simpler option.
How to upload Stories to Instagram from a computer
Simple viewing of Storis from a PC Site annexes. But there is rather limited functionality. It boils down to editing your profile (data, password, deleting notes) and browsing other people's pages. To broaden your field of action, try this:
- Install an official laptop program Instagram. It runs on Windows and has all the features of a mobile version.
- Download Google Chrome and a special extension for it.
Consider the second method in more detail. It is free. Go to Google Chrome Settings, Advanced Tools, and Extensions. Then click on the list icon in the top left corner and click "Open Online Store." In the search bar, enter the name as in the screenshot.
On the right side of your browser, you will have an icon to activate the mode on Instagram. Open it and choose a suitable emulator or program that will allow you to use your account effectively. For example, Android KitKat. Log in to your profile via the official website https: / / www. Instagram. com . You will see that the blog has taken on a different, mobile-like form.
At this stage, you can already share photos in the feed with subscribers. To do this, click on the camera icon and select a shot. At the bottom of the screen you will find editing functions and filter options. To download Stories, you already need to have made and edited content on your computer. Recommended format: 9 * 16. Click on the house in the bottom left corner and then on the icon in the top. The extension will ask you to rotate the device. Narrow the window or use the Ctrl-Alt arrow keys to the left. Then publish by clicking on Add.
How else to upload an Instagram Story from your computer and laptop
In addition to this, there are several other ways. One of them is also carried out via Google Chrome. Go back to your browser settings, select Advanced Tools from the online store, and search for Web for Instagram or Desktop for Instagram. The operating principle is the same as in the first case. The third version also asks you to rotate the device, but only after downloading the file. One big drawback of all of these options for adding Stories is that only images can be posted. It is also inconvenient that in some cases they need to be pre-trimmed to look good in Stories. There is no built-in editor.
In addition to all this, there are BlueStacks and Nox emulators. They are a screen smartphone, run on Windows and Mac. With their help you will be able to upload not only photos, but also videos, change your profile, respond to messages in the Directive, delete your account.
How to save an Instagram Story to your computer
On the phone, you can add your Story to the archive. This means that the video will always be available to you. There is no such function for Storey's relative strangers. You will have to settle for a screenshot or use StorySaver or InstaStory. In the case of the PC, various applications and extensions will again come to the rescue. One can be installed in a familiar way via Google Chrome. When searching the browser's online store, enter a name Chrome IG Story or immediately click on the link. Tap Install and then click on the icon in the top right corner. It looks like this. You will see your account in the list. By clicking on the arrow next to the user or hashtag you are interested in, you will download the entire Stories archive!
If you need one particular Story, use the Web for Instagram. When searching for a user or hashtag that leads to the publication you want, open the video and click on the blue arrow as on the screenshot.
How to add Stories to Instagram from a computer without installing extensions
Another way to download Stories is the SMMplanner service. It is a paid site, but it has a trial period and when you register you get the opportunity to publish 50 articles. They will be accrued every month. A post is a single photo or video posted to Stories. Here are the actions that will be available to you.
After authorization, you need to attach your account. Scroll down the page where you are and select a social network. There is one nuance! You should remember which email was specified when creating the blog or specify the current address in the profile settings. If the password is reset, a recovery instruction will be sent to it.
The system does not store a combination of access and all personal data remains with you. For this reason, the service cannot help you if you forget them. Nor will anyone intercept your data or steal your access. The next step is working with Stories.
How to upload Stories to Instagram from your computer via SMMplanner
Go to the "Posts" tab and select "Schedule a post." Find the content you want to upload on your PC. Recommended size for photos: 9 * 16, video: 15 seconds. Only images are included in the free package. There is an editing option on the site. To enter this mode, look for the pencil icon on the photo.
All basic image editing features are available
- Trim. Several formats are available, including for Storey. Turn.
- About thirty filters to improve photos.
- Setting brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, exposure, shadows.
- Text on top of Stories. Four types of fonts, size correction, alignment, background color of the inscription and letters themselves.
- Stickers. A variety of stickers with inscriptions, hearts, hats, moustaches, and so on.
- Brush. With the help of the cursor of different thickness and shade you can draw something on the picture.
- Focus. A function for blurring.
- Frame. Width and palette are also adjustable.
Don't forget to click "Save" before leaving edit mode. The possibilities of the service do not end there. You can tag people or other commercial blogs. To do this, look for the icon in the lower left corner of the image. Click on it, then on the photo, find the user. Type a name, click on a search, confirm (s).
Above the picture there is a field for reference. If you need to publish Stories with a URL, just enter the data in that line.
The hashtags fit the post.
Add a geo-tag. This is a useful element to promote the page. To do this, type the name of the country, city, or establishment in the "Search" section of Facebook as in the screenshot below. Then go to edit mode (pencil) and select stickers. This is how you frame the geo-tag with a sticker. You will see their options at the top of the list.
PC surveys are another great opportunity from SMMplannera. Write your question, add your answers, and to frame it all with buttons, act like a location stamp.
These are all basic features that are available. Before posting, be sure to tick the box next to "Submit as Stories." Set the date on which you plan to add videos or images. In this way, you can create a stock of posts that will be published automatically at a set time.
Now you know how to post a Comp Stories to Instagram. The above-mentioned methods will make running a business account easier and more efficient. Especially if you decide to use an auto-posting site. Of course, not all free methods are listed in this article. There are other services. For example, Onlypult and emulators (virtual smartphones) for different operating systems. But all of these extensions and programs have similar functionality. If you find alternative tools, you can easily figure them out.