How to post a reel on Instagram from PC? [2 Easy methods]

how to post a reel on instagram from pc

Nowadays, Instagram is the most favorite social networking site as it offers plenty of features like posting photos, and stories and most favorably sharing reels. I guess you know that all. But when it comes to using Instagram from a PC there are some limitations. You can’t directly go and post reels from your pc. I am sure that you know how to post reels from your phone but you don’t know how to do that from your PC. Do not worry; in this short post, I am going to guide you through the complete process of how to post a reel on Instagram from PC.

You want to post well-edited reels on your Instagram account. But editing a video on your mobile phone limits you within a few certain features. You need a PC to edit your videos perfectly. But editing a video on your PC and sending it to your phone to post that video seems to be a bad idea. So, you need a direct method to post the well-edited video on your Instagram directly from your PC.

You can easily go to Instagram in your browser and see what’s going on but you can’t share reels. To do so, you need an extension or external software. To know about the complete process keep reading the post till the end.

Have you heard about android emulators? It allows users to use android applications from a PC or laptop. But the process of installing and using emulators will be hectic if you are not familiar with that kind of process. Keeping that in mind I am going to share the easiest method to post an Instagram reel from your PC. The process is like a child’s play.

There are many extensions or software in the market. I’ll only share a couple of them. Both are useful. You can choose either of them. Both provide the same experience.

How to post a reel on Instagram from PC using an extension or Software?

I am going to share a couple of extensions, you can use either of them. One is ‘Inssist Instagram‘ extension and another one is the Deskgram. Both are equally useful and helpful.

We will see each method in detail –

A] How to post a reel on Instagram from PC using Inssist extension-

For all these processes I am using the chrome browser and I also suggest you do the same as it offers seamless features. Have you ever tried installing a chrome extension? If yes then the process will be easier for you. If not then you have nothing to worry about you just follow all the steps carefully.

  1. First of all, go to this link, and a page with the description of the extension will be opened.
  2. Click on add extension.
    install inssist extension on browser
  3. A pop-up will be shown click on add extension.
    click on add extension button
  4. The extension will be successfully added to your chrome browser.
  5. Now go to and log in to your account by entering your credentials.
  6. Now click on the extension icon. If the extension icon is not there you can click on the three dots on the top right corner, then click on settings and then click on extensions. There you will be able to see all the extensions which are installed in your browser. Click on the Inssist and first turn off the extension and turn that again on.
    inssist Instagram tool
  7. Now go back to your Instagram page and refresh that page.
  8. Turn on the extension.
  9. Your Instagram will be opened on a new page.
  10. Now click on OK, LET’S GO.
    press lets go option in inssist tool
  11. Your Instagram will be like your phone.
    inssist tool on web browser
  12. Now click on the plus icon.
  13. Then click on the reels.
    click on reels option in inssist tool
  14. Choose the file from your computer.
  15. And post that with captions, hashtags, or whatever you want.
  16. You can also turn on the dark mode by simply clicking on the brightness icon.

There are many others features that it has but you need to be a premium subscriber. If you don’t want to spend then you can simply use this free feature.

B] How to post a reel on Instagram from PC using Deskgram-

You can do the same task using Deskgram. But for this, you need to download the software fast. It is small in size and doesn’t bother too much. It has a simple user interface and it is easy to use.

  1. First of all Download Deskgram and install the software on your PC.
  2. After the installation process has been completed, open Deskgram.
  3. Then enter your Instagram username and password.
    login to deskgram app
  4. Click on remember me if you want to save credentials for the future.
  5. Then click on sign in.
  6. It will take some time and a simple interface will be opened.
  7. As we want to upload a reel, click on the reel button.
    select upload reel option in deskgram app
  8. Select the video which you want to post on your Instagram.
  9. Crop your video and video length if you want to.
  10. Now click on the blue right arrow button.
  11. It will take some time to prepare the reel. On the next screen, you can tag people and put a caption.
  12. You can also select a custom cover for your reel. Click on the cover button, and choose the photo you want to keep as the cover.
  13. Now click on the upload button to start uploading the reel.
  14. Within a moment your reel will be live on Instagram.

FAQ on how to post a reel on Instagram from PC –

How to remove an extension from chrome?

  • You can click on the extension icon and choose the extension that you want to remove.
  • Click on the three dots located right on the right side.
  • Now click on remove extension.
  • Else you can click on the three dots located at the top right corner.
  • Then click on settings.
  • Now click on the extensions.
  • Choose the extension that you want to remove and click on the remove button.
  • A pop-up message will be shown, again click on the remove button. That’s it.

What is an extension?

Extensions are basically software programs based on the web, it enables users to customize different things.

Is it safe to install extensions?

Extensions are helpful in increasing the functionality but some extensions can collect your data, install adware, and can also harm your PC. Don’t think the above-mentioned extensions are absolutely safe, you can use that without a second thought.

Is there any other way to post Instagram reels from your PC?

As of now, there are only two possible ways to do that, one is by using android emulators and another one is by using chrome extensions. If I get to know about any other method or any other method comes in future visit again, this post will be updated.


In this post, I have shared the process of how to post a reel on Instagram from pc. I hope you have successfully done it. In the future, whenever you need to post a reel from your pc just use this method. I guess you found this article helpful then share it with your friends. Thank you for reading the post, have a good day!