Install Ramme, A Native Instagram Desktop App For Linux

How to open Instagram in PC : Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Linux OSes - Have you ever wonder how to open Instagram account in your computer desktop? It's okay when you have Windows or Mac OSX. There are plenty Instagram application for its platform. Then how about Instagram for Linux? I will show you how to open, use Instagram in Ubuntu.

We will use third-party Linux application to handle the problem named Ramme. Ramme is free simple unofficial Instagram desktop client. It's cross-platform app and available for major operating system e.g Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.

Ramme Features

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More than free, it's open source! This app developed by Terkel Gjervig. Refers from its GitHub page, here are the main features :
  1. Background behavior
  2. Dark Themes
  3. Keyboard Shortcut

How it looks like? See the screenshots below :

Ramme in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Light Mode

Ramme in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dark Mode

1. Background behavior

The app will continue running in the background. It will show in your Linux desktop's panel. To quit the app, you need right-click icon then choose Quit.

2. Dark Mode

For those who love dark based app, you can easily change the default light theme to dark mode by pressing Ctrl+D, and so on.

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3. Keyboard shortcuts

People love taking shortcuts in all aspects of life. It's best way to perform quick operation. Well, see Ramme's shortcut below :
  • Go Back : Backspace
  • Refresh : Ctrl R
  • Home : Ctrl 1
  • Discover : Ctrl 2
  • Notifications : Ctrl 3
  • Profile : Ctrl 4
  • Scroll a post up : Shift Up
  • Scroll a post down : Shift Down
  • Toggle Dark mode : Ctrl D

How to Install Ramme on Ubuntu

To install Ramme in Ubuntu Linux is pretty easy. All you need is get the package then run the app.

Step 1 - Get the app package -link provided below this post

Step 2 - Extract the package into specific directory, or simply run the following command :

mkdir ramme
unzip Ramme-linux* -d ramme

Step 3 - Once extracted, you just need to run the app. Double click "Ramme" or run the following command :


Step 4 - Here's the screen when you run the app for first :

Instagram Application For Linux Desktop

Simply sign in with your Instagram account and you'll keep up to date on your friend's pictures outside of your phone. Enjoy Instagram in your Linux desktop!

Please note, you can't upload any photos because Instagram doesn't provide an official upload API for developers.

Don't use the Instagram API to simply display User Content, import or backup content, or manage Instagram relationships, without our prior permission.

A lot of unofficial apps have been taken down by Instagram when they tried to add an option to upload pictures. However you can perform basic operation like :
  • See and edit your profile
  • View user profile
  • Follow Instagram user
  • See suggested people
  • View user tagged photos
  • Like a Instagram post
  • Add a comment
  • Play the videos
  • And many more

These were all the step-by-step Linux tutorial, how to open and use Instagram on Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS using Ramme : Instagram desktop app. Thanks for visiting us!