Last month we reported that Google’s slick new “Google+ Photos” app that launched exclusively on the Chromebook Pixel could possibly be making its way to Mac. The proof came from a newly posted listing on the Chrome Web Store that made references to auto-uploading features specifically for OS X. Unfortunately, launching the app would give Mac users a “not supported on this platform” error message. While Google has yet to officially launch the Mac and PC versions of the Chrome app, there is a way to bypass the error message and enable the app now.

1. Go to the Google+ Photos app Chrome Web Store page.


2. Right-click the “Add to Chrome” button and select “Inspect Element” (The button will be “Launch App” if you’ve previously attempted to install)

3. Press CMD + F  to enable search in the element inspector and search for “webstore-button-disabled”

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4. Double click the “webstore-button-disabled” text to highlight it in the inspector, delete it, and press Enter.

5. You’ll now be able to hit the “Add to Chrome” (or “Launch App” button).

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6. Click “Run anyway” when prompted about unsupported platforms.

On Mac, the Google+ Photos Chrome app will instantly upload all .jpg files from the default photos folder located at Mac: /Users/yourname/Pictures.

(via GoogleOperatingSystem)