How to import all Instagram photos into Google+

Now that you're on Google+, it's time to get all your carefully-edited photos on there, too. Follow this easy guide to importing your Instagram photos onto your profile.

Now that you're on  Google+ , the next step after settling in is to add some color to your profile--not in the over-indulgent Myspace kind of way--but with photos.

Although Google automatically adds Picasa albums to your profile, you might be wondering how to get other images, like Instagram photos, on there without downloading and re-uploading them one-by-one.

Enter Instaport, it's a free web service that swiftly exports all your Instagram photos into a ZIP folder on your hard drive. 

Use Instaport to export all your Instagram photos into a ZIP folder for easy uploading onto Google+. Screenshot by Sharon Vaknin/CNET

Step 1: Go to Instaport.me and sign in with your Instagram account. You'll be asked to authorize the connection.

Step 2: Under "Choose export service", select "Download .zip file" and click "Start export". 

Step 3: A ZIP folder with your Instagram photos will be downloaded to your default downloads folder (this varies). Unzip (decompress) the folder and note its location.

Step 4: Sign into Google+ and head to your profile. Click the "Photos" tab and select "Upload new photos". In the pop-up window, select "Select photos from your computer" and locate the unzipped Instagram folder.

Screenshot by Sharon Vaknin/CNET

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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