When one talks about mobile, then Instagram is one name that comes to mind, because its experience is totally born and brought up in a mobile environment. That’s changing, as the company has launched a desktop compliant photo feed for web browsers that enables users to navigate through their Instagram images.
Users can check out images of people they follow, comment on images, basically everything one might image doing with their Facebook images on the desktop. Of course, desktop users still have to face some restrictions. They cannot upload or edit images via their desktop browser. For that, they still have to rely on the mobile app.
In a blog post, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom wrote, “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.”
However, it’s very interesting to see how Instagram is embracing the desktop ever since it became a part of Facebook. Users can log in to Instagram.com to access the new desktop experience. We can assure you its very handy for browsing purposes it is in many ways superior to the mobile experience if you just want to view images.