Instagram No Longer Limited to Mobile Apps, Now Available on Web
Before its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was strictly a mobile-only app. Now, a few short months after introducing profile pages, users are able to browse their feeds at Instagram.com -- which used to be a placeholder for the mobile app. According to Mashable, the feed functions just like the mobile version of Instagram, however users can only comment or 'Like' photos on the feed. Photo uploading and filter application functions are still unavailable, and there aren't any additional information as to when they will arrive.
"Your Instagram Feed on the web functions much like it does on your mobile phone. You can browse through the latest photos of people whom you follow with updates as people post new photos. Like photos by double clicking on them or pressing the like button. Or, engage in a conversation around a photo with inline commenting. Browse through pages of the most recent images to keep up on what’s happening with the people you follow in realtime. And shrink your browser down to a single column for your feed to look more like your mobile feed. Simply put, we’ve brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the web," said Instagram founder, Kevin Systrom.
The feed page still looks quite primitive, unlike other websites like Pictacular that uses the Instagram API to pull photos and arrange them in a manner that's similar to that of Pinterest. For now, all you can do is simply scroll downwards, and there isn't a way to check out the most popular photos on Instagram either, which makes the discovery of other users almost impossible. However, Instagram founder, Kevin Systrom mentioned that the team building the web experience is still small, so there might be more features to follow in the next year or two.