For many Instagrammers, myself included, we love to shoot pictures using our DSLR, (Nikon) and after a well-crafted and detailed post-production, we upload it to Instagram, which means we are at the mercy of Airdrop, Dropbox, Email, Bluestack etc, etc.
Back in May 2017, Instagram had launched the fully functional mobile web browser which allowed users to upload photos from mobile browsers. Instagram’s mobile website got massive upgrades and until then users could only browse, like, follow, search, and see notifications through web browsers.
Even with this release users were not able to post directly from desktop computers and the only way to post was by some workaround and tricks. If you are not using Hootsuite yet, we can share those little tricks.
HootSuite recently announced that “All Hootsuite customers can publish photos directly to Instagram business profiles from the Hootsuite web dashboard and mobile apps!” and also, they are allowing their users to schedule, publish, collaborate, and analyze Instagram from the dashboard making it super easy to engage audiences in different time zones and ensure a consistent publishing flow.
My favorite app just got better, thanks to Hootsuite and Instagram teams, and I’m sure with this update from both ends, Instagram will be accessible to more users worldwide.
Though both mobile web browser and Hootsuite lacks features such as live video, stories and the ability to apply filters, all of which are highly popular Instagram features, I still feel it’s a big relief for agencies like ours, who had to depend on only mobiles or Bluestack earlier post pictures to Instagram.
Please note these direct publishing features are only available for Instagram business profiles. If you don’t know how to convert your personal profile to business profile in Instagram, refer to this article,
Finally, it’s time for us at Ci CORP to say goodbye and thank you to Bluestacks, for saving us thousands of man-hours and completely migrate to Hootsuite.
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