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How to use a computer to upload to Instagram

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So Instagram is huge right now and for most of the time, most people will upload their selfies and other images using a mobile device like an iPhone or any other touch enabled device.

However, what if you want to upload to Instagram directly from your desktop computer? Maybe you have images on your OneDrive or Google Drive that you want to upload directly without using a touch device. Well, it seems from just going to their website that this is not possible and that you have a use a mobile device or a touch screen computer.

Well, there is a little trick you can use with Google Chrome to make the browser think that it is, for the purposes of this guide, an iPhone which then allows you to upload to Instagram.

Step by Step Guide

Using Instagram with Google Chrome

Load up Google Chrome and go to the main home of Instagram at https://www.instagram.com and ensure that you are signed in. This will take you to a page that will look something like this:

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Now right click on the page somewhere and select Inspect:

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This will bring up the Google Chrome console on the right hand side of your browser. You now want to click the mobile device icon on the left of that console here:

How to use a computer to upload to Instagram 3

In the main body of the website now, you will see a toolbar which is the mobile options. It defaults to Responsive, go ahead and change that to iPhone 6:

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Scroll down and you should now see the camera icon which you can click with your mouse cursor and upload a photo directly from your computer!

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If you can’t see the camera icon straight away, make sure you are at the https://www.instagram.com home and not your own profile and then refresh the page (hit F5 key).

Apart from uploading your own images to Instagram, you can also free download other people’s interesting pictures & photos to PC, and easily transfer to iOS devices with this Instagram Photo Downloader.

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Twitter – Delete all Tweets, DM’s and Favourites

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If you have a load of stuff on your Twitter and you fancy a clear out, there is a great utility available that you can use to connect to your Twitter account and then use to delete Tweets based on selected months (or just delete all), delete all DM’s and also Favourites.

All you have to do is to download Twitter Archive Eraser and then you can either install it or get the portable version.

Once you have the program running, it should look like this:

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You need to then click on the “accept to share” tick box and then click the “Sign In” big button.

This will then load a Twitter app authentication page like below:

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Allow this to authenticate and it will give you a PIN code:

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Enter the PIN code in the utility:

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Then click the OK button.

You then have the options available to delete your Favourites or delete all your DM’s – you can go ahead and do that now without any further need to do anything else:

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If you want to use the utility to delete Tweets then you now need to retreive your Twitter Archive. To do this, login to your Twitter account and go into Settings:

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Then towards the bottom of the settings list you will see the option to Download your Twitter archive. Request this and Twitter will eventually email you to tell you your archive is ready to download.

Once you have the download it will come down in a ZIP format – do not unzip it as you load the ZIP file into the utiility.

Back in the utility click on Delete Tweets button and you will then be taken to a new dialog box asking you to Load your Twitter archive:

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Click on this button and browse to your Twitter archive ZIP file.

You will then be presented with the list of months available to delete – select all or select the months you want to delete:

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Then click next and all the tweets in those selected months will appear:

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You can then click on the Erase Selected Tweets button at the bottom and the process will start:

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Once complete, go back into your Twitter account and you should now see that all your Tweets have been removed:

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How to add VK.com to your Jetpack Sharing Buttons

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If you want to add a VK.com Jetpack sharing buttons then there is a very simple way of doing this.

Just login to your WordPress administrator site and navigate to Settings > Sharing:

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You should then scroll down to the Sharing Buttons section and click on the “Add a new service” link:

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You should then have a lightbox pop up and you will need to enter the following details into the fields:

Service Name: Вконтакте

Sharing URL: https://vk.com/share.php?url=%post_url%

Icon URL: https://vk.com/images/vk16.png

Once completed it should look like this:

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Click on Create Share Button and you should now see the button appear as an option to add to your sharing buttons:

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Russian VK.com Social Media Site

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We have now joined VK.com which is a massive Russian social media site.

We do tend to get emails from our Russian visitors who inquire about sharing our posts on VK.com so we have now also added a VK.com sharing button at the bottom of all our posts.

You can see the sharing button at the end of all posts here:

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Clicking this will enable you to share to your own VK.com profile.

If you wish to add us as a friend on VK.com then please click the button below:

TechyGeeksHome VK.com Profile

Add VK Share Button to your WordPress Site

If you want to see how you can add a VK.com sharing button to your WordPress blog, we have created a step by step guide on how to do this. Simply hit the button below to go to the guide:

Add a VK Share Button

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Twitter Mass Unfollow [2019 Updated]

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Update: 20th October 2019 – This process do not seem to work now. However, we have another way of carrying out the same fuction using iMacros. You can see that guide here.

Time for a Twitter mass unfollow? Is your Twitter full of people that you have followed over the years and you just want a big clear out?

If you have been on Twitter for some time, you may find that when you login you are getting loads of junk tweets that you are not really interested in. This is probably because you have followed a number of people without even thinking about it. But, what if you want a clean start and unfollow EVERYONE that you are currently following on Twitter? Then you want to carry out a Twitter mass unfollow.

Well, we are here to help!

NOTE: Want to mass unfollow on Instagram? Click here for a guide to do it!

Twitter Mass Unfollow Video Guide

You can watch our video guide below or follow the detailed written instructions instructions.

Step by Step Guide

Note: For the purposes of this guide we are using our competition test bot that has been collecting followers for a few weeks for us.

Use Google Chrome

First of all, make sure that you have downloaded and installed Google Chrome (download from here). Then open Google Chrome and login to the Twitter account that you want to unfollow everyone on.

Login to Twitter

Once you are successfully logged on, you should then go to this link:

https://twitter.com/following

This will now bring up all of the Twitter accounts that you are currently following:

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Running the script

Then, with your Google Chrome window being active, press the following keys on your keyboard:

For Windows: Ctrl + Shift + J
For Mac: Cmd + Opt + J

When you do this, it should bring up the console window within your Google Chrome browser and look something like this:

Twitter Unfollow Code

Then, in the console window you should enter the following code:

i=0;
setInterval(function(){t=$(".js-follow-btn").eq(i);
if(!t[0])window.scrollTo(0,$(document).height());
else t.trigger("click")
i++;},1000)

Getting an error?

The above code can sometimes get the syntax wrong when you copy and paste it – so, if the script does not work first time, check the syntax, like the speech marks “” – delete them and retype them manually. It should then work – if you still have any problem with them, please contact us on either Facebook or Twitter and we will help where we can.

Also ensure that you change the drop down to be “top” like below:

Google Chrome Twitter Code

So your console window should look something like this:

Twitter Google Chrome

Then simply press the Enter key on your keyboard and it will start to unfollow everyone you are currently following. Note that if you are following 1000’s of people, it can take a few minutes to complete but you will see it in progress so do not close your browser or you will have to start again.

Let the unfollowing commence!

As you can now see from below, we were following 2407 accounts, but now it is back down to zero:

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Twitter Follower Campaign

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We use social networking sites to push out updates on our latest posts so that our visitors can keep up to date and not miss any information that they may want to see.

We have a huge following on Facebook and Google+ however for some reason we hardly have any Twitter followers at all!

So, we are starting a short campaign to raise our Twitter follower count so if you are on Twitter, please use the follow widget before to join us and keep up to date with our latest guides, utilities and news.

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If you are interested in our latest social media stats then they are below and up to date as of 1st February 2015.

Facebook = 1249 Likes
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How to remove connections on LinkedIn

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Most professional people these days seem to have a LinkedIn account and it is very quickly turning into a marketing persons dream. I get a huge amount of sales and marketing people emailing and phoning me constantly trying to sell me stuff I nor my business want. Whenever I query where they got my details from, the answer is usually “LinkedIn”.

This, of course, is completely my own fault for putting my contact details on LinkedIn and also by blindly accepting anyone that adds me.

So, I have loads of people I don’t know (and don’t want to know!) as connections on my LinkedIn and I want to remove them – but how do you remove a LinkedIn connection?

Mobile Devices

It’s not possible to remove a connection from a mobile device – this is important that you know this as I spend quite some time on my iPad and iPhone trying to figure out how to remove a connection!

To remove a connection from the desktop website:

  • Go to the connection’s profile
  • Move your cursor over the arrow icon next to the button in the top section of the profile
  • Select Remove connection
  • Review the list of effects of removing the connection and click Remove

You can remove several connections at once on the Contacts page:

  • Move your cursor over Connections at the top of your homepage and select Keep in Touch
  • Click Filter by and select Connections Only
  • Check the box next to the connections you’d like to remove
  • Click More above the first connection and select Remove from Contacts
  • Review the list of effects of removing the connections and click Remove

You can also remove individual connections from the Contacts page by clicking More under their name and selecting Remove Connection. Connections you remove will no longer be a 1st-degree connection and will no longer appear in your Contacts section.

Before you remove any connections though, you should note the following:

  • When you remove a connection, they won’t be notified.
  • After removing a connection, any recommendations or endorsements between you and that person will be withdrawn. They will not be restored if the connection is re-established.
  • Only the member who breaks the connection can re-initiate that connection.

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