How do I upload Google+ photos to Instagram?

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How do I upload Google+ photos to Instagram? by KulfiSoftware

How do I upload Google+ photos to Instagram? If you’re among the active Instagram users base who would like your photos to appear in your Google + albums, here’s a more thorough explanation on how to automatically link your Instagram images to your new Google + account. Note that the images will not appear as a  status update or “share” in your stream, but they will end up in your photos, accessible to anyone you want, depending on your permission settings.  Here you go

How do I upload Google+ photos to Instagram

Points To Remember!

Make sure you have downloaded and installed Picasa. That is not simply, but the downloadable app, version 3.8 for Mac, in my case, which has features that make it easier for you to upload images to your Picasa account.

Download and install Dropbox. Dropbox is a free service that lets you store, access and share photos, docs and videos from any computer.

Authorize Instagram to automatically post photos to your Dropbox via Instadrop, a simple little app that makes this possible. Then take a photo and post to Instagram.  A new folder should appear in your Dropbox.  Note that only new photos, post-installation, will appear.

Next, go to your Picasa 3 app, not your Google account. Under “file”  click on “add a folder to Picasa.” (There is no “add folder” when you are accessing Picasa via Google.) The folder manager window will appear.   You have to find your actual Dropbox folder and click on scan always.

If you can’t find your Dropbox folder, try this:   hard drive/users/your name/dropbox. That’s the location of the folder.  Don’t move the folder. Instead, in your folder manager, click on a hard drive, then users, then your name, then Dropbox. There should be an  Instagram folder there, presuming you have posted to Instagram since linking Instadrop and Dropbox.


  • Next, check your Picasa 3 app. You will see the same  Instagram folder – mine showed up under “other stuff.” Over on the top right of the window, there is a button option Sync to Web: On (or off).   Turn it on.  This should link your dropbox images, which are automatically updated by Instagram, to Picasa.
  • Lastly, go to your Google account, click on photos (your Picasa photos) and the album will be there. You can set your privacy settings  either there, under “actions” then “album properties,” or on Picasa 3  under “share.”

You are all set. Next time you post to Instagram it will appear in  your Dropbox, then in your Google photos and simultaneously in your  Google Plus album
Should take you only a few minutes to set up if you already use  Picasa.  If you don’t you should.  Chances are that if Google + takes off, this cloud-based photo storing/sharing service will become an even more essential part of your social footprint than it already is.


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