Instagram has become a major medium to showcase not just your photographic skills, but your personality and interests. However, while millions are using the mobile app to highlight and share their captured moments, there aren’t many features that have transitioned to the desktop version. So what if you want to post to Instagram using your PC?
The desktop version doesn’t have this function built-in yet. But you can get around it by using the developer mode in your browser.
Here’s a guide on how to post on Instagram from your computer, on both Windows and Mac.
How to post to Instagram from a Windows PC
For this method, users need to have Google Chrome installed.
Go to the Instagram website and sign in. Once you’ve logged in, tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner, select “More tools” and then “Developer tools”. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I.
The developer’s tool window will then appear. Select the Mobile interface tab, which you can identify from an icon that looks like a phone and tablet. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+M. Switching to this view shows the mobile version of Instagram. Refresh the page to load the “Add” icon and lower menus available in the mobile app.
Now, you can publish your pictures and videos to Instagram on your PC. Use your mouse cursor to navigate through the app.
Clicking the new post icon will open a PC file upload window, just like regular computer uploads.
You can then select one or more photos to upload and edit it as you would a regular post on the Instagram app. You can also add images or videos to your Instagram story this way.
Edit or delete an Instagram post on your PC
To edit or delete a post on Instagram, for both Windows and/or Mac, the methods are similar.
To edit an Instagram post:
1. Switch to the developer mobile view and select the post you wish to edit.
2. Tap on the three dots in the right corner and select Edit. From there, you can adjust your caption, and add or remove hashtags, locations and tags.
3. Once you’re done editing, select the blue checkmark in the right corner to accept the changes.
If you wish to delete a post, you can:
1. Find the post you wish to remove.
2. Open Developer mode (as explained above)
3. Select Delete and confirm the deletion by selecting Delete again.
Have fun and happy posting!
Live Rooms Feature Introduced On Instagram
Instagram is increasing the number of people users can go live together with, in a new update called Live Rooms.
The company announced the launch of Live Rooms, in which up to four people can go live at once. Previously, users could only go live with one other person.
“We hope that doubling up on Live will open up more creative opportunities — start a talk show, host a jam session or co-create with other artists, host more engaging Q&As or tutorials with your following, or just hang out with more of your friends,” Instagram said.
The company added that Live Rooms will roll out globally soon.
Live Rooms is one of several features to be added to Instagram’s Live function during the last year.
In May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the company introduced a badge system for users to sell and monetise their streams.
Other social media companies are responding to the trend of online gathering spearheaded by the likes of Houseparty and Clubhouse.
Clubhouse, a social audio app, has seen an explosion in popularity. This, despite the app being only available to iOS users and invite-only.
Facebook is also currently working on a competitor to Clubhouse.
How to use Instagram Live Rooms
To use Live Rooms, Instagram users must swipe left to the live camera option and select the Rooms icon.
They can then select other users to go live with, as well as accept requests from users who want to join. Users can join all at once or individually throughout the stream.
Guests who have previously been banned by the host will not be able to join rooms, as well as users who have had their access to Live revoked because of Community Guidelines violations.
“This update is another step forward in giving creators more ways to reach and interact with their audiences,” Instagram said.
Twitter Announces Paid Super Follows To Let You Charge For Tweets
It’s also planning a groups feature
Twitter announced a pair of big upcoming features today: the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests. They’re two of the more substantial changes to Twitter in a while, but they also fit snugly into models that have been popular and successful on other social platforms.
The payment feature, called Super Follows, will allow Twitter users to charge followers and give them access to extra content. That could be bonus tweets, access to a community group, subscription to a newsletter, or a badge indicating your support. In a mockup screenshot, Twitter showed an example where a user charges $4.99 per month to receive a series of perks. Twitter sees it as a way to let creators and publishers get paid directly by their fans.
COMMUNITIES COULD BE TWITTER’S TAKE ON FACEBOOK GROUPS
Direct payment tools have become increasingly important for creators in particular in recent years. Patreon has been hugely successful, and other platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and even GitHub have all launched direct creator payment features. Twitter will presumably take a cut — the company has been hinting at subscriptions features that would offer it a new source of revenue — though it doesn’t appear to have said yet what that fee will be.
Twitter also announced a new feature called Communities, which appear to be its take on something like Facebook Groups. People can create and join groups around specific interests — like cats or plants, Twitter suggests — allowing them to see more tweets focused on those topics. Groups have been a huge success for Facebook (and a huge moderation problem, too), and they could be a particularly helpful tool on Twitter, since the service’s open-ended nature can make it difficult for new users to get started on the platform.
There’s no timeline yet for when either of these features will launch. Twitter listed them as “what’s next” for its platform during a presentation for analysts and investors
Sauti Sol Unveils Own Ear Pods Brand
Kenyan Boy Band Sauti Sol and Sol Generation has inked a new lucrative deal that will see their fans enjoy the limited edition of Pace Africa earbuds dubbed PaceSol.
The Boy Band took to social media to share the good news and today the deal came to life. They revealed that they are out to create a product that will represent them as a group.
According to the Suzzana hit-makers, PaceSol will be the first product out of their partnership with Pace, as they look forward to introducing other unique and affordable tech products into the region.
“PACE + SAUTI SOL = PACESOL
Talking about the new partnership, Sauti Sol Lead Vocalist Bien Aime Baraza said; “We wanted to create a product that sums us up as a group, part lifestyle, part activewear and part musical excellence.”
Chimano added “PaceSol is a product you can use anywhere and look good, and not compromise on your listening experience.”
This partnership is a celebration of what African brands can achieve through collaborations. Coupling Sauti Sol and Sol Generation’s mantra of D.O.P.E (Discipline, Order, Passion, and Excellence) and Keep Your Own Pace of Pace, the purpose of the product is to inspire Africans to make their moves in a dope way while powered by our music, enjoyed through our product.
“Pace is pursuing more sustainable partnerships rather than promotional campaigns. To that end, we want our Partners to participate in the creative and designing of products.
This partnership with Sauti Sol is a dovetail as we share the same value and passion for delivering meaning experiences. Therefore, we know that our fans and consumers will enjoy the Pacesol experience.” J Blessing, C.E.O, Keep Pace Africa Limited.
Source: Pulse Live Kenya
Spotify HiFi Is A lossless Streaming Tier Coming Later This Year
Your turn, Apple Music
Spotify is going hi-fi. Well, “HiFi.” It’s taken longer than competitors like Tidal and Amazon Music, but today, the leading subscription music service announced a new lossless streaming tier that will allow listeners to get the most from their digital music library. The news came at the company’s Spotify “Stream On” virtual event.
Spotify HiFi will be available later this year and “will deliver music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers, which means fans will be able to experience more depth and clarity while enjoying their favorite tracks.”https://www.youtube.com/embed/W07MvWbuWkI?rel=0
Spotify has done small tests of higher-quality streaming in the past, but now it’s going to launch the feature more widely — with the caveat that it’ll be available only “in select markets.” Pricing is yet to be announced. Higher-quality streaming has apparently been among the top requests from its customers; as it stands today, Spotify tops out at 320kbps audio.
Amazon rolled out Amazon Music HD in 2019. The lossless plan costs $14.99 per month (or $12.99 for Prime customers), a premium over the standard Amazon Music Unlimited service. Tidal, which has supported high-resolution audio since its very beginning, is priced slightly higher at $19.99 monthly for the “Hi-Fi” plan. Tidal offers what it calls “Tidal Masters” that can even exceed high-resolution 96 kHz / 24 bit audio. Smaller services like Qobuz have also sought to appeal to audiophiles with lossless streaming.
Apple Music, on the other hand, still lacks any kind of lossless streaming tier, despite Apple selling the very high-end AirPods Max headphones.
source : theverge.com
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