Browser extension for the photo sharing social media platform
Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Although Instagram was specifically designed for a mobile device -- such as an iPhone -- you can still access your Instagram feed on your computer by using the Google Chrome Web browser and the Instagram for Chrome extension. Like other extensions, you can install Instagram for Chrome through the Chrome Web Store.
The extension mimics the familiar user interface of the Instagram app on a mobile device so users feel comfortable navigating the extension. Additionally, because the extension uses the Instagram API, you are also able to use many Instagram features directly from the browser. You can comment on a photo, follow accounts and search for has tags just like the mobile app version of Instagram.
However, unlike the Instagram app, you cannot add any pictures to your Instagram feed. Even if your computer has a built-in Web camera, the extension does not allow you to take a picture and upload it to your feed. You can manage the extension via the Chrome Extension tab, including removing it if necessary.
You need an Instagram account before you can start using the extension on Chrome. Instagram does not endorse Instagram for Chrome and, as a result, the company does not offer support for the extension. Although the extension does not offer photo uploads, it is an efficient way to access your Instagram account from your computer.
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