If you’re like most people, your smartphone has several hundred photos on it, but your computer has tens of thousands. Couple that with the fact that most people actually have more than one computer and it is no secret where most of our photos are stored. What may surprise you, however, is that most of those photos were actually taken with a camera. That’s right, an actual camera – you’ve probably heard of that antiquated thingy that some dude invented almost 200 years ago. While the death of the camera has been greatly exaggerated, Instagram has never made it easy for us to publish our best photos. To do so always required some pain in the ass work-around of getting the photos onto your Camera Roll somehow, then finally opening them up in Instagram. Well no more. younity now allows you to publish any photo, stored on any computer you have, directly to Instagram. With just one click.
One-click photo posting to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr have always been in younity, but now you can do the same thing with Instagram. So the next time you want to #TBT that Instagram photo of you as a kid, the killer photos you shot with your camera or maybe your GoPro, or just some old iPhone photo you had to get off your phone to free up storage, younity’s got you covered. Just open younity, browse to your photo and in one-click you’ve got any photo you’ve ever taken opened in Instagram.
Here’s how it works:
1. Make sure younity is installed on all your computers – it will automatically find all your photos;
2. open younity on your smartphone or tablet, browse to your photo via the Photos view or the Files view (whichever you prefer);
3) select your photo and then click the “Activity View Controller” button (the box with the up arrow coming out of it, in the lower-right of the screen);
4) select the Instagram icon; and
5) resize your photo and select “Done” to open in Instagram.
That’s it. Your photo will now open up in Instagram for you to apply any filters or adjustments, just like normal. Add your comments and hashtags. Don’t forget to #getyounity, so we can spotlight your photos via our social media channels.