Instagram brings full web viewing to users on Website

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Instagram Web view
When an app has over 100 million users, then any announcement they make that is fairly big is worth posting about. Of course we are talking about Instagram. The social photo sharing wonder app that has taken the world by storm. We won’t waste time explaining what the app is and does, we are pretty sure most of you already have it and use it often. If not, you can snag it in the Play Store for free. Today, Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom let loose an announcement via their websites blog. Instagram now offers users a feed view of Instagram via their website with your login. Check it out.

 

Today, I’m very excited to announce the launch of a product we’ve been wanting to build for quite some time now. Since our launch in October of 2010, we’ve focused on building a simple app that has inspired creativity while capturing everyday moments through the lens of your mobile phone. In fact, our focus on building out a mobile-only experience is a unique path that we’ve chosen for many reasons, most important of which is that Instagram, at its core, is about seeing and taking photos on-the-go.

However, to make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community, at the end of last year we started to expand to the desktop web, giving you the ability to see profiles from instagram.com. To continue that path, as of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device.

This is pretty great news for all you Instagram-ers out there. The web access lets you scroll through the feed, see large images, like it and comment. It doesn’t let you upload any images though. This is something that Kevin Systrom says isn’t planned. Instagram is all about “the real world”. Here is what he has to say -

We believe that you should be able to access Instagram on a variety of different devices, any of which may be convenient to you at a given moment – including your desktop computer or tablet. We do not offer the ability to upload from the web as Instagram is about producing photos on the go, in the real world, in realtime. On the other hand, Instagram for the web is focused on making the browsing experience a fast, simple and enjoyable one.

To access your feed online, all you have to do is head over to Instagram.com and login. It is pretty painless and doesn’t require you to do anything different.

Source: Instagram Blog via VentureBeat

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Stormy Beach
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.

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  • Tony Cerda

    I just tried it and I still don’t like using the web version of instagram. Statigram is so much better!

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