February 6, 2013
Instagram Adds Full Feeds To Web-based Service
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online
Instagram launched a Web version of its service on Tuesday that lets users view their entire Instagram feed from a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
"To make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community ... you can now browse your Instagram feed on the Web — just like you do on your mobile device," wrote Instagram´s chief executive and co-founder, Kevin Systrom, in a blog post.
The company, which is owned by Facebook, began rolling out Web-based profiles last November. The new feature allowed users to access a selection of recently shared photographs at Instagram.com/[username], where they could also follow others, comment and like photos, and edit their profile easily and directly from the Web.
The new features announced on Tuesday augment these capabilities by letting users browse their entire Instagram feed online.
"Simply put, we've brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the Web," Systrom said.
The site appears fairly minimalist, at least for now, but includes some handy features such as letting users know when new pictures have arrived, and how many posts from people they follow have been added since they last logged in.
However, there is currently no option to upload from the Web, since "Instagram is about producing photos on the go, in the real world, in realtime," Systrom said.
Last month, Systrom revealed that Instagram had grown to 90 million monthly active users that upload more than 40 million images per day.