You’re reading the first post in a two-part series about uploading photos to Instagram from Windows, which goes against nature.
These posts go a little something like this:
- How to Install Bluestacks on Windows, and how to install Instagram on Bluestacks [you are here]
- How to get Instagram to see your Windows file system and all photos you have saved there [to be published in 24 hours]
Let’s dig in:
1. Go to Bluestacks.com, choose + download the Windows package.
2. Double-click the .exe, Windows will be all, “are you sure,” and you’ll be all “get outta my face.” Continue.
3. Keep the defaults.
4. Let it do its thing.
5. After install, Bluestacks will start on its own, and then restart itself. You didn’t do anything wrong. Then it will start fullscreen. If that makes you uncomfortable, you can toggle that.
6. Click “Top 25 Apps,” then scroll down until you see Instagram. Click + launch Instagram (not installed yet).
7. Now Bluestacks is “searching” for Instagram. There will be a bunch of results. Choose the first result in left-most column. (the 1mobile store, not that we care.)
8. It will download and install with no more intervention from you.
9. Click the “My Apps” icon. Look, there’s your (newly installed) Instagram! Hey girl.
10. Launch Instagram. Yay, it exists. But dang, it’s sideways.
11. But we can fix it. Click the settings icon, then “Change App Size.” Then toggle Instagram to “tablet.”
12. It’s fixed. Login.
13. Now we’re gonna change Instagram settings to look at the file system, not just use the camera.
Boom. there you go. Uncheck “Use Instagram’s Advanced Camera.”
Now Instagram can look for files, which is why we’re all here.
The next post will cover how to get Instagram to see your Windows file system. Stay tuned. Post goes up in 24 hours.