How to Post on Instagram from Mac Safari

Did you know that you can post on Instagram from your Mac? It’s super easy and will help stay focused on one screen rather than switching between your phone and computer and making you distracted.

I’m Andreas, an Apple Mac enthusiast who sometimes uses Safari to post on Instagram. It’s less distracting from using my phone because I do everything from one place – my Mac.  

In this article, I will share a step-by-step guide on how to post on Instagram from Safari on Mac. Let’s get started.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Post on Instagram from Mac Safari

You can post on Instagram from your Mac in addition to your smartphone, thanks to the October 2021 update. So while it was once impossible to post from your browser and rely on third-party services, you can do it seamlessly now. For anyone late to the party, here is how to do it.

Step 1: Go to and log in to your account. Look for the big “+” sign in the top-right corner of the screen to create a new post.

Step 2: A new window will appear, and you will need to either add or drag the photo or video you wish to post. With the new update, you can even create a carousel of up to 10 files.

Step 3: Make the necessary changes in the photo/video editor before clicking “Next” in the top-right corner to move on to the following section.

Step 4:  Add the caption and hashtags and set a location if you want.

Step 5: Go over the post one more time before clicking on “Share” to publish the content. Alternatively, you can also schedule the post for a different time.

As you can see, you can now post on Instagram from Safari Mac, and the process is seamless. Instagram identifies the need for users to post from their Mac and has finally made the feature available.


Here are some other questions you might have about posting on Instagram from Safari Mac.

Are There Any Third-Party Apps That Allow Posting on Instagram on Mac? 

There are a number of third-party Instagram apps (such as Hootsuite, Flume, etc.) available that provide multiple functions for Instagram, including the ability to browse through your feed, check out your account and notifications, and post photos from your Mac to the social network.

Is it Better to Post on Instagram from Mac?

It depends on your personal preferences. A Mac is more efficient at preparing media content for posting than an iPhone is. With apps like Luminar, TouchRetouch, and CameraBagPro, you can run a variety of corrections, take into consideration the visual style you want to use for all your content, and even play with AI effects.

If you’re posting to Instagram while working, you do not want to switch between your computer and smartphone as often. You want a connected office environment, in one place.

If you want to post content from a third-party app on Mac the third-party app often comes with unique features that Instagram does not have, such as increasing how much you can post to each platform at once and monitoring incoming messages through a dedicated tab.


There you have it, the method to post on Instagram from Safari on Mac. It’s very easy, thanks to the latest update which makes the whole process even more seamless than on your phone.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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