Instagram announced its 90 million users can now browse their feeds on the Web, just like they already can on their mobile devices. To check yours out, go to Instagram.com and login to your account.
Instagram says your feed on the Web works similarly to the one on your mobile phone. You can browse through the latest photos from people you follow , like photos by double clicking on them or pressing the like button, and comment on them directly online. The company even says you can shrink your browser down to a single column to make your feed “look more like your mobile feed”.
With the exception of uploads, the new interface works and looks exactly the way the feed on the mobile application, its a vertical stack of photos arranged in reverse chronological order. Each photo shows the avatar of the person who took it, timestamp information, as well as all the likes and comments underneath.
It’s been obvious that Instagram would turn into more of a desktop-friendly service since Facebook acquired it last year for $US1 billion. Still, this newly launched desktop version of the service doesn’t do anything new. It all looks very sparse. The big question that remains is how long it will take Facebook-Instagram to pollute the glorious simplicity of your feed with ads. [Instagram]