Similar to the SWTOR Twitter community, there are hundreds of SWTOR fans you can link up with on Instragram. Players, fan artists, and cosplayers all join together to show off and discuss the visual side of SWTOR.
- Who can join? All players who play Star Wars: The Old Republic
- How do you join? Follow #swtor on Instagram to see post by other #swtor members, add the hastahg #SWTOR to your post to add to them to the SWTOR feed, or view #SWTOR posts by clicking here. Also you can follow @starwars_swtor_chronicles (SWTOR Chronicles) on Instagram for curated feed from the community.
- Do you need to download anything? Nope!
- Do you need an account? Yes, you will be able to create an Instagram account, which you can use to discuss SWTOR or any other topic you’d like. If you are not ready to make an account yet, you can view all #SWTOR posts by clicking here
- How many people are a part of this Twitter group? There is over 100 players posting per week with about 500 posts per week
- What type of content can you share and discuss? Screenshots from the game, fan art, cosplay photos
How to Join
Come join us on Twitter with the #SWTORfamily hashtag, a Twitter community focused on Star Wars: The Old Republic!
- Create an Instagram account by visiting instagram.com
- Once you have created an account, follow @starwars_swtor_chronicles
- To share a screenshot, fan art, cosplay photo, or anything else about Star Wars: The Old Republic with other members of the community, add the hashtag #SWTOR to your post!
- The Instagram community is a great place to share screenshots, fan art and photos – it’s a very visual platform.
- Instagram posts are usually 1080 px by 1080 px, cropped to a square. You can either pre-crop your image or upload it then use Instagram to crop it.
- You can discuss posts with other players by clicking on an image to open up the comments. You can’t reply directly to a comment, but you can mention another player Instagram username if you want to reply to something they’ve said.
- To show appreciation for a post, simply click the little heart
- If you are posting a photo or piece of art that is not your own, make sure to fully credit the original artist. You can not post links on Instagram, but you can mention their instagram username or simply type out their deviantart or other portfolio username so other players can find the original artist. Some artists do not want their art re-uploaded, so always check with the artist!
How to Upload Images to Instagram on Desktop (Chrome)
Instagram is designed for mobile, but as desktop SWTOR users we can “trick” it in to thinking we are on a mobile device. On desktop, the special bar that allows you to upload images is missing.
If you are not using Google Chrome, or can not get these tips to work, you can always email yourself your screenshot, open your email on your phone, then simply upload the image from your phone via the Instagram app available on both Google and Apple smart phones, or simply visit instagram.com on your phone.
- Go to instagram.com
- Press F12 on your keyboard to open the Developer Tools.
- In the new panel that has popped up, click this tiny symbol on the top left of the panel. This tool is normally used to simulate a website on a smart phone for people who create websites.
- With the mobile view open, refresh the page (F5 on your keyboard).
- A new bar should show up on the bottom of the page that will allow you to upload your screenshot, photo or fan art! The plus symbol will allow you to choose an image from your computer.
- If you can not see your screenshots in the upload box, Instagram hides PNG files by default. In the upload window, click the dropdown on the bottom right and change it to “All Files”. You should now be able to see your screenshots.
- To add a new line to your description of your image, press SHIFT+ENTER on your keyboard
- If typing in the tiny box is difficult, instead type your description outside of instagram, then highlight it and copy it by pressing CTRL+C on your keyboard, then click into the instagram typing box and press CTRL+P to paste.
- Instagram will automatically crop your image to a square, and allow you to choose where the center of the square is – but it is not easy to zoom in and do a custom crop on desktop. You can pre-crop your image to 1080×1080 pixels on your desktop and then upload it if you want a custom crop.