How to use Instagram on a computer. The best tips and tools

Anush Sahakyan
4 min readJan 10, 2021
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Most people use their regular phones for Instagram, but some use the desktop version especially if your a marketer or have a business or a brand.

If you are the type of person who uses Instagram just for fun your regular phone is completely enough but if you someone who cares about the quality, content, and traffic using a desktop is not an option is a must. There are lots of mobile applications and media tools to help you manage your Instagram page and most of them are completely free.

Luckily there are some options available for those who need to use their computers to manage their IG pages.

I have listed the top free desktop tools every Instagram marketer should use.


Whit this tool you can upload high-quality photos

  • Directly from your browser.
  • No need to install any software.
  • Easy Drag and Drop photos to upload.
  • Working Hash Tags in the Post.

Deskgram is a powerful tool for telling a visual story about your brand. As social media users continue to demand more visual content, brands will need a platform where they can share photos that will visually engage their target audience.

Keep in mind, although Deskgram is great for creating image posts, video uploads are not currently possible in the Windows version.

Cost: Free

YellowDuck .tv

With this tool, you can instantly create a live stream on Instagram from your Macbook Pro, PC, Linux, and more. It only takes three simple and quick steps to stream Instagram live from a Mac or PC with Yellow Duck:

1. Log into your Instagram account with Yellow Duck

2. Get the Instagram stream key and RTMP URL

3. Copy them quickly into your encoder or streaming service

Cost: Free


Starting with countless links in its free version, it’s an excellent solution for anyone trying to collect their clickables in one place. For a single, extended tool to help organize, and track personal links, Linktree is the best option ever.

Linktree creates a handy dashboard for you to save multiple links with appropriate headlines that is easy for your audience to navigate.

Cost: Free for 10 links or upgrade to pro for $6 per month


There are tons of scheduling and posting tools out there. Later is one of the best. Thanks to this tool you can spend less time posting to Instagram and more time growing your business. It also allows you to keep all of your Instagram content in one place and accessible on any device.

Cost: There are both free and paid versions


Canva can offer you over 8,000 free templates. It now supports video content and supplies free stock photos, icons, and even animated gifs. Perfect for creating unique Instagram stories and making your profile pop with eye-catching visuals and covers. It is a graphic design platform that enables you to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. What I love the most about it is that it is available on the web and mobile

Cost: Free or AU$13.99 per month for premium ( Free trial as well)


With this tool, you will get your social media data interpreted into actionable tips that you can use daily to improve your social media performance. Vaizle will give you daily insights across multiple variables in form of graphs, charts, numbers, and daily tips.

Also, to understand what types of posts and hashtags are giving you the best social media engagement. Judge your social media strategy across various engagement types — applause, conversation, and amplification.

If you have a brand or a business and want to promote it on IG or other social media platforms it is better if you use your laptop because it is effective, quick, and professional. So keep your IG performance professional.

The regular phone is a very easy and effective way for us when it comes to using Instagram. It is light and we can carry it whatever and whenever r we want. But there are many cases that using the regular phone is not enough for your Instagram performance.



Anush Sahakyan

Digital marketing brand strategist. Allegedly wise to the ways of PR, Digital Marketing and Social Media.