Despite the recent bruhaha involving the new Terms and Conditions, which despite their attempt to revise it, it still has some points to be considered; I am glad that Instagram continues innovating, creating new features. So, after the new Web Profile they released a few months ago, today Kevin (Instagram’s Founder) announced that they launched the Instagram User’s Feed on the Web.
Instagram, built in the beginning as a mobile-only photo sharing app, was lacking the Web presence which can be found on other competing services, such as EyeEm or Flickr. This ‘drawback‘ has been a thorn in the back of every Instagram Users who have been asking for the feature since the very beginning. Is it the case of too later too late for Instagram, seeing that many of those staunched supporters have now migrated out to other platforms and won’t enjoy the new feature? Probably.
Nevertheless, for others who chose to stay, and for new comers, the Instagram Web Feed is a welcome addition for sure, because this means Instagram has become platform Agnostic. As long as your device has a Web Browser, you can enjoy your Feed, liking them (double-clicking the photo), and answering comments, anywhere you are without needing to use the Instagram App! Ubiquitousness is a bliss in this always-on world.
One thing that you still cannot do though, and it doesn’t seem that the situation would change in a near future, is to upload your photo from the web. This functionality is still strictly the domain of the mobile app. Kevin explained about this in his blog post:
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.
There you go, so don’t hold your breath waiting for it cause it might not come, ever.
To enjoy the new feature, just go to Instagram.com and login to your account.
Let me know what you think in the comment 🙂