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Instagram Expands From Smartphones To The Web

Instagram, the popular photo filter and photo sharing app will soon be available on your PC web browsers, with the ability to create web profiles for sharing your images and following others.

“You’ve asked for Instagram on the web and we’ve listened. Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web!

“Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. In addition, you can follow users, comment & like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web. It’s a beautiful new way to share your Instagram photos!”

“To see your profile, or to explore a friend’s profile, simply navigate to instagram.com/[username]. For example, in order to view Nike’s profile, @nike, you’d navigate to instagram.com/nike on the web. If you don’t see your profile yet, be assured that you’ll see it in the next few days. We’re rolling out profiles to everyone on Instagram over the course of this week.”

Instagram, which has been available as a free app on iOS for the last two years expanded its user base by becoming available in Google Play store earlier this year. About the same time, the mobile startup was famously acquired by Facebook for nearly $1Billion dollars.

Instagram on the web has still not been made available for everyone and will happen gradually over the week. However, from the few screen shots that Instagram has provided it looks like Facebook has had its influence on it. The profile page layout looks familiar to the Facebook profile page, with a cover photo just like on Facebook.

In case you are wondering if Instagram on web will let users upload images from the Web or from your hard disk, the answer is, no, at least for now. Instagram on Web will only lets users share, follow, comment and like photos and profiles.

 

Source: Instagram