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Instagram for PC

There is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of Instagram today. It is a revolutionary social networking service that allows its users to share pictures. Instead of just being facebook for pictures, they added these cool effects that you can instantly add to your pictures to make them look prettier. Well, there is a funny quote I read the other day which says

Advancement of technology has enabled us to create apps such as Instagram, which can take pictures that look like they were taken using old technology.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are the creators of this brilliant app which was launched in October of 2010. The app never looked back and its popularity grew like anything – within a timeframe of little over 2 years they have acquired more than 100 million users, which is an achievement. If you have a smartphone you can directly download Instagram via App store or Google Play. However, since you are here I assume you want to run it on  your PC. Well, Instagram for PC is at your service nice sir/ma’am.

Instagram for PC free download

In order to download Instagram for PC or laptop computer, you can follow the steps given below. If you are an old timer here at App for PCS, you will see that these are the same steps we used for other apps such as Temple run for PC and Ruzzle for PC. If you are having trouble following any of the steps just let me know by leaving a comment and I will help you guys. See the video below, which has a tutorial with step by step process of downloading Instagram for PC, if you are more of a visual person or just read the text if you like to retain the steps for longer duration.

The exact steps to get Instagram are:

  1. As a courtesy to the moderators please share this post on Google. it is not mandatory and you can move to next step but we will highly appreciate if you do.
  2. Download the android emulator software from this link.
  3. Open the Android emulator and click on App Search (on PC). In order to download Instagram for Mac we suggest you watch one of our previous tutorials such as WhatsApp for PC and it will give you a good understanding of how to download Instagram on Mac computers. In order to download Instagram for PC just move to next step.
  4. Search for Instagram.
  5. If you get the error “Network connection refused” or Not connected to the Internet, just restart the Bluestacks App player again. It should work after that. If not, try our solution to most common Bluestacks installation errors.
  6. Download Instagram and run it. It should be in the list on the front page when you hit the small Bluestacks button.
  7. Register or sign in – You can use your facebook credentials to login as well.
  8. Once you have logged in you will see the familiar App that millions of people are using. Please note that the interface is exactly the same as the Android app as this is in fact Instagram for Android.
  9. Check out various options to get acquainted with the interface.
  10. Finally, click on the camera icon. If you have a webcam it will show up and you will be able to take a picture.
  11. As soon as you see the pictures you will be able to apply filters (image effects) on the image you just took. In my video above I took an image of a bottle of Advil :) but trust me it was not a pain to get Instagram for PC.

Check out this video to find out how to install Instagram for PC and to see above steps in action.

The video is not high quality and if you feel it should be please note that we are not in the video business :). We are techies and we try to help you with your tech needs for downloading Instagram for PC. If you are still not able to install Instagram for PC, or can’t get your webcam to work with it, just leave a comment with your problem and we will take care of it.


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This Post Has 63 Comments

  1. Poo

    I wanna edit a photo, but i don’t wanna take a picture from my webcam.
    Then I choose gallery icon beside the camera icon on instagram.
    Bcoz it said, “pick an item from your collection”, then “loading new albums and photos”
    But there’s no item in your collection.
    So, how do we upload a photo from PC???

    1. zai

      me too .. i got problem like u .. how do we upload a photo from PC? .. !@&*#@&!&@!$*

    2. rhonalyn

      same here i can’t take pictures

      1. Muke


        What happens when you click on it? The pictures work though as you can see in the video.

  2. mhay perez


  3. navedansari

    it tells u have to download it only in 2 gb ram ,ihave nly 1 gb

    1. ms irah

      Same case here. :(

    1. Pauline

      hello ! can we chat ?

  4. censa

    its so amazing :)

  5. celiane

    Wow I love this.

  6. victoria

    my computer can’t download bluestackss :@@

    1. widya

      me too! T_________________T

  7. Golu Yadav

    Hey bR0 tHNk U VerY MucH….

  8. Pauline


  9. Pauline

    ui ! hello ! pwede b tau magchat ? reply naman kau plssss.

    # NENe
    # Betchay

  10. widya

    wtf i cant download it -___________________-

  11. sagar

    h0w to sign up on inst…….

    1. Nidia Sefti

      Me too-_- I want have instagram but I didn’t it:'(

  12. blazor

    i download instagram and installed on bluestacks, its working fine until i try to upload a picture, my blue stack just hang with a ‘not responding’ , pls what can i do. i get this same ‘not responding’ glitch with ruzzle after finishing a game. thanks

  13. james mark


  14. Ryan

    so i searched for instagram but there other apps there except for instagram!!?? and if i click on the instagram app it says searching app stores and the connection failed and i restarted iy various of times.
    what can i do?

  15. jorge

    im stuck in the blueStacks thing. I cant run it. What would I do? Thanks.

  16. JOSHU


  17. marco

    i can’t download the .dll file… anyone has ideas?

  18. Meghan

    How do you upload photos from your PC?

  19. marie

    Error 25000. BlueStacks currently doesn’t recognize your graphics card. It is possible your Graphics Driver may need to be updated. Please update them and try installing again.

    Not this? Do I really have to just to?

  20. wenny taie

    cantik semu

  21. ipie

    the bluestack error..can you please help me??

    1. Muke

      Hi Ipie,

      Can you tell us what exact error are you getting? Any particular error message?

  22. Devita

    emng pake instal betercrareer gt yaa?

  23. Anna

    Hi, can You please help? my error is like this: error 25000. bluestacks currently doesn’t recognize your graphics card. it is possible your Graphics Drivers may need to be updated. please update them and try installing again.’, ‘ (NULL)’, ‘(NULL)’,'(NULL)’ soooo…where can i update that? please help. :)

    1. Muke

      Hi Anna,

      You need to go to MyComputer’s properties (via right click), then go to device manager, and click on update driver under Display Adapter. Let me know if you need further help.

      1. Preetraj

        Hi Muke , after clicking on update graphic driver it shows that driver is up to date
        then what would i do cant understand please help me

        1. Mike

          What error do you still see?

  24. zara

    i cannot play instagram in bluestack it says: couldn’t refresh feed… :( i have internet connnection but a lan connection not a wifi

    1. Muke

      Hi Zara,

      Lan connection is as good as anything else. Please restart Bluestacks ad try again. Instagram works flawlessly. Try logging out of your Instagram account and then login again.

  25. mikel

    it want let me upload my image to insta after i edit it, how do i fix that

  26. rmas

    I get this error of missing .dll and cannot edit photos from my PC. Can someone help???

  27. Felix

    i cant upload pics from PC. can someone help??

  28. siana delton

    it’s a great web site i like it very very very very muchhhhhhh

  29. Shafira

    Hi. My computer keeps failing to install Bluestacks. It says ‘You have chosen to exit installation. Setup will now abort.’ But I never chose to exit installation. What do I do?

  30. badria

    i try to download instgram in my pc but i can’t i don’t know what’s the problem my windows is 2007

    thank your

  31. badria

    i try to download instgram in my pc but i can’t i don’t know what’s the problem my windows is 2007
    can you send the link
    thank your

  32. masoumeh

    i can t register in instagram,please tell me how can do it?thank you

    1. Mike


      What error are you getting? It should be the same way it is on Android app. You can register via their website and use the same info to login.

  33. tar na ni nar

    br mi y dr drk

  34. cly

    hello! i’m also having problem installing bluestacks, i don’t encounter any error message, it just take forever staying on the ‘loading’ interface, even waited for a whole day but nothing happens. can you know what the problem is?

  35. michelle gaines

    I cant register or load instagram I ran bluestacks then “installed” instagram then opened it and its just a small blank black screen and there is no registration of account or anything? I cant get it to work plz help

  36. michelle gaines

    it is same with angry birds I run it through bluestacks it does the downloading page then when I run it its just a black screen with symbols n a clock but not the app, I did get sound once

  37. Cutee Ridx

    lovely , very nice

  38. juan

    please can u help me with a promblem: can not sign in instagram becoz a open proxy

  39. mounir

    gipvsp ijsu osgcvs ivtus puycxte

  40. Jocelyn

    Hi. I’ve downloaded the software, and gotten signed up with Instagram. However, I can’t find the buttons I’m supposed to use to set up a shop. Also, when I’ve got it running, my computer slows way down. Thoughts/Suggestions?

  41. pedro eliseu


  42. pedro eliseu

    gostei muito estou grato

  43. TheGirlWithManyProblems

    When I tried to download instagram, the way to download/ the steps look different from the video. It says to “sign in to continue google play”, but there s no where to sign in! So every time i click “next” it says to “please enter your email”.

  44. roziana dewi

    cara donloat aplikasi ig dleptop

    1. Mike

      Sorry, can you say that in English please?

  45. nasir


  46. ololade

    my computer cant download bluestacks

  47. m.razavi


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