Instagram enables desktop posting — finally!
Yes, Instagram has recently released the feature a lot of us have been asking for over the years — the ability to post photos and videos from a desktop. As with posting from a phone, users click on the “+” button, found at the top right of the website, which allows them to drag and drop pics from a computer, as well as add captions, filters and tags.
Desktop posting is currently available to all users, as well as another update — sharing links in Stories. Previously, only certain verified accounts and people with 10,000 or more followers were able to link out on Stories. Meanwhile, Instagram hinted at other upcoming features, like Collabs, which will give users a way to co-author posts and reels. Collabs will post on both users’ feeds, and show each collaborators’ names in the header.
While we’re talking about Instagram, we obviously have to mention the other big news from its parent company: Facebook has changed its name to Meta. Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s rebranding at Connect 2021, explaining its name will reflect its new focus on the metaverse.