Instagram is the popular mobile photo social network that was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in April 2012. The company currently has 90 million monthly active users. Up until now, Instagram users could only access the news feed through the mobile application. “As of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web — just like you do on your mobile device,” stated Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom in a blog post.
Instagram users can log in to Instagram.com to view their news feed containing photos that their friends and favorite brands have taken. Photos are displayed single file in reverse chronological order. Users can double click a photo to line it and the in-line comments can be access. Instagram.com does not support photo uploads as of yet. Uploads still have to be done through the phone.
“Your Instagram Feed on the web functions much like it does on your mobile phone,” said Systrom. “You can browse through the latest photos of people whom you follow with updates as people post new photos.”
Instagram has been working on the web version of the service for two years. The reason for the delay is because the company was previously focused on helping people take photos on the go.
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