Instagram has launched its image feed to the web, allowing users to scroll through users’ photos on their web browsers, the Facebook-owned company announced on its blog.
Users no longer have to use dedicated mobile apps to browse through the content their friends and connections share. The desktop feed lets users like and comment on images, but does not support uploading pictures on desktop. The feed is also optimized for mobile device users that may not already have a dedicated native app.
This enables Instagram users to spend more time on the photo-sharing service even when they can’t be on their phones. It also makes aspects of the service accessible to more users, not just people with iOS and Android devices. The desktop feed also makes it easier to share links to specific images.