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How can I create an account without downloading Instagram?

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Instagram's own help page on Creating an Account & Username says that you need to download the Instagram app on your device in order to register an account.

Mashable's The Beginner's Guide to Instagram also say that "Instagram has always been an almost exclusively mobile platform. Therefore, you must download the iPhone or Android app to your device in order to register an Instagram account."

It's worth noting that Facebook now own Instagram so it's not unlikely that in future you'll be able to login directly using your Facebook account, but as of yet there's no indication that will be the case.

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There are two workaround tough.

  1. Android emulators like bluestacks, Andy, YouWave etc can be used.
  2. If you are windows 8 user you can use the instapic app to create a new instagram account. Source

If you only want to upload pics then you can try gramblr.

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See also: webapps.stackexchange.com/a/60187/38185 – Yosi Mor Sep 4 '14 at 14:13

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