Can you post Instagram stories from a desktop computer? Fortunately, yes, and there are multiple ways to publish Instagram stories from a Mac or PC.
In this Instagram marketing tutorial, we are going to show you how to create and publish Instagram stories from a desktop computer for free.
If you want to watch a video tutorial on how to post Instagram stories from desktop, check out this one:
Can you post Instagram stories from your desktop computer (PC or Mac)?
Yes, there are two main ways how you can create and post Instagram stories from a desktop computer (both PC and Mac):
- post Instagram stories from the Meta Business Suite (previously known as Facebook Business suite) (this is completely free)
- create and publish Instagram stories using an Instagram scheduler.
First, let’s see how to post Instagram stories using the Meta Business Suite.
How to share an Instagram story in Facebook Business Suite?
Here is how to create an Instagram story using the Meta Business Suite:
- Open the Meta Business Suite account.
- Select ‘Posts & Stories’ from the left sidebar
- Click on ‘Create Story’ in the top right corner
- Click ‘Add Media’ to add images and videos to the story
- Once you have added the images/videos, you can also add
- text to the stories
- and the swipe-up link to the story
- Finally, click on ‘Share story’.
You can also schedule Instagram stories using this exact process. Check out the following tutorial, if you are interested in more details:
Can’t post Instagram stories from Meta Business Suite
Here are the most common issues that prevent you from creating and posting Instagram stories from the Meta Business Suite:
- First, you have to create the Meta Business Suite account. (this used to be called Facebook Business Manager, so you don’t have to create
- Secondly, you have to add the Instagram account to the Business Suite.
- you might also have to link the Instagram account to the Facebook business page
If you connected the Instagram account with a Facebook page, you can post to Instagram and to Facebook the same story without doing the same work again.
How to post Instagram stories from PC/MAC using a 3rd party tool?
Besides using the free Facebook Business Suite, you can also use any of the Instagram schedulers or general social media schedulers that you most prefer to post Instagram stories from a desktop computer.
Most social media schedulers can post and schedule Instagram stories as well.
The biggest selling point of this software is that you can post to multiple Instagram accounts at the same time and you don’t have to switch between
The downside is that the free social media schedulers are usually quite limited, so you might have to pay for the premium plans to be able to post to multiple Instagram accounts.
Here you can check out some social media schedulers that have the functionality to post Instagram stories from a desktop computer: