Best Windows 10 apps to up your Instagram game

Instagram has a first-party app on Windows 10, but you're limited to just browsing through content and liking things. Notable features like uploading videos and images are missing, but that doesn't mean you can't have your PC be an Instagram battle station.

Here are the best apps to up your Instagram game on Windows 10.


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Gramblr has been the premiere way to upload photos and videos to Instagram on your PC for a long time. Its interface looks old, but the functionality is as good as ever.

In addition to posting things immediately, you can also use Gramblr to schedule posts for later.

Being able to upload content directly from your PC increases the quality of your content. You can use your favorite photo or video editor to improve your content before sharing it and also upload content from external drives and cards.

It's available for Windows PCs through Gramblr's website for free.

See on Gramblr's website

Upload for Instagram

Upload for Instagram is a wrapper of the phone version of Instagram. With that comes to option to upload content from your PC.

I ran into some bugs, and it crashed occasionally, but uploading did work. The benefit of Upload for Instagram is that you can view your timeline and upload content within the same application. If you only want to upload things, I'd recommend Gramblr.

The app is available for free on Windows 10.

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Followers Insight

Instagram is about more than uploading content. You have to know where your posts are having an impact if you want to increase your following. Followers Insight gives you information like who doesn't follow you back, who has blocked you, and who follows you that you don't follow.

The app is available for free on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. To unlock the app entirely, you'll have to upgrade for between $0.99 and $2.99.

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Pro Get Universal

Some people don't seek fame through Instagram. Instead, they post things to record memories. Pro Get Universal allows you to download content from Instagram by just entering a link.

I used it to download my own photo that I have lost the original version of, but you could also use it to download anything from Instagram.

The app is available for free on Windows 10, Windows Mixed Reality, and Windows 10 Mobile, but if you want to download the original photo, you need to upgrade for $0.99.

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Mastering the Gram

Instagram is a popular social media platform that works differently than Twitter and other sites. You don't go viral by getting shared, but instead, have to build up a following. Having insights on where your audience is, and being able to upload high-quality pictures and videos can do a lot to help you build your profile.

If you're more casual and just use Instagram for keeping memories, it's still a great way to keep all of your favorite photos in one place you can privately share with your friends. Just remember to change your privacy settings.

Sean Endicott
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