Instagram just announced yesterday that they’re bringing your Instagram feed to your web browser, quite a long time considering Instagram has been around for two years already.
What’s mainly a mobile app that’s built with the simplicity in mind, there was no reason to port Instagram to the browser. However, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom revealed on a blog post that they want to make their service more accessible to its growing community, not just for platforms that support the app.
Previously, you can only access your Instagram account on the web browser. Now, you can view your Instagram feed like you would on your mobile device. You can also like and comment on the photos from the browser, but not post photos through it. This is a perfect solution especially for those who don’t have regular access to mobile internet to keep track of their feed from their browser.
“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,” said Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram. “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.”