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How to upload an Instagram reel from a computer

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To upload Reels from your computer, visit Instagram.com in your preferred web browser, sign in to your account, select “Create” on the left, choose “Select from Computer” and select your video file. You will have the option to trim or cut the video before uploading it as a reel.

Have you made an Instagram Reel video on your computer and don’t want to transfer it to your phone and then upload it to the site? Don’t worry, there’s a way to upload Reels to Instagram right from your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer. Here’s how to do just that.

Can you make an Instagram reel from a desktop?

Instagram allows you to upload videos using the desktop version of their website and it will automatically convert the video to a reel. However, there are some limitations.

Unlike the mobile Instagram app, the desktop version of Instagram does not allow you to add a music track from Instagram’s built-in audio repository while uploading. You’ll either have to stick to the original audio of your video or edit the video and add music of your choice to it before uploading it to Instagram.

You also won’t be able to add stickers, text, or any other visual effects that you can on the Instagram mobile app. At the time of writing, you’re limited to just cropping, cropping, and selecting a cover photo for each reel you make.

How to Post Instagram Reels from PC

To add Reels to Instagram from your desktop, launch your favorite web browser on your computer and open Instagram.com. On the site, sign in to your account.

Once you’re logged in, on the left sidebar of Instagram, choose “Create.”

select "Create" on the left.

You will see a “Create New Post” window. Here, choose “Select from Computer”.

select "Select from computer".

You will see the standard “Open” window of your computer. Here, navigate to the folder where you saved your Reel video and double-click the file to upload it to Instagram.

Choose a video.

Instagram will now offer the option to crop your video. Do so if you want, then in the top right corner, select “Next.”

Trim the video and select "Following".

You will reach the “Edit” screen. Here, in the “Cover Photo” section, choose a part of your video or select an existing image from your computer to make it your Reel thumbnail.

Then, in the “Trim” section, cut out the parts of your video if you want. To keep the audio from your video, make sure the “Sound On” option is enabled.

When you’re done configuring those options, in the upper right corner of the window, select “Next.”

Edit the video and select "Following".

A “New Reel” screen will open. Here, in the right panel, add a description to your Reel using the “Type a Title” box. Then use the various options to add a location, alt text, and hide or disable comments on your Reel.

When those options are set, in the top right corner of your screen, click “Share.”

Add reel details and choose "Share".

Instagram will upload your Reel and add it to your account. Are you ready.

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