Many of us have used Instagram on our mobile devices via Instagram’s mobile apps. The experience includes the critically important feature of being able to view photo feeds from people we follow. Instagram has now announced the same feature for its web version too.
Before this update, users accessing the Instagram through web could only search through their own Instagram history. However, such users who accessed the service via its mobile apps had the option of being able to get feeds from multiple users whom they followed.
Instagram has now made the feature available to its web users too. According to the blog post announcing the update, “Your Instagram Feed on the web functions much like it does on your mobile phone. You can browse through the latest photos of people whom you follow with updates as people post new photos. Like photos by double clicking on them or pressing the like button. Or, engage in a conversation around a photo with inline commenting.”
The best part is that the web version of photo feeds adapts automatically to the browser window. When viewing in portrait mode, for instance on an iPad, the photos are displayed on the major part of the screen whereas photo information are pushed to a side. In landscape mode, photos are displayed at the center of the screen.
The company promises that, ‘We’ve brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the web.’ As users, it is up to you to decide whether or not that is true enough.