The popular Instagram social media platform is designed specifically for use with a smartphone. But you don’t need one to use it. You can sign up for Instagram and look at the images other people post using a browser. However, you won’t be able to post photos without having the app installed on a smartphone.

Sign up is simple. Just go to www.instagram.com and either log in with Facebook or sign up with your email address.

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Let’s take a look at the browser layout for Instagram. Remember, you won’t be able to post photos, but you can look at those posted by others. Here’s what it looks like.

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The feed will take up the majority of the page. You’ll be able to see one post at a time. Scroll down to view more.

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At the bottom of each image, you’ll see several icons. Click on the heart icon to like an image or the speech bubble to leave a comment. Click on the arrow icon to share.

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You can share via Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, email, or copy the link.

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To the right of the page, you’ll see options to view Instagram stories and suggestions of who to follow. Click on a user to view their story. Click on Follow to follow one of the suggestions.

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At the top of the browser, you’ll find a search box.  Use it to search for users or subjects on Instagram.

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Click on the result to view the user’s posts. If you’d like to follow them, click the Follow button.

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At the top right, you’ll see three icons. Click the one that looks like a compass and you’ll see suggestions of people to follow on Instagram.

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Click on a suggestion or image to view their feed. Click Follow if you want to see their images in your feed.

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Click the heart icon to see notifications. You’ll see who has liked or commented on your posts.

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The icon that looks like a little person will take you to your account.

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As I said earlier, you can’t post photographs from a browser or use Instagram private messaging, but you can follow along and view the posts of others.