Instagram has launched a new website-based news feed, complementing its current mobile app offerings.
Since its purchase by Facebook last year, Instagram has quickly been expanding its browser-based offerings. Now the social network has announced a news feed users can visit from the company’s primary website.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced the news feed in a post on the company’s blog, saying it’s a product the company’s “been wanting to build for quite some time now.”
Systrom admitted that Instagram began as a mobile-only experience for many reasons but noted that the site needs to be more “accessible to [its] growing community.”
“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,” he wrote in his blog post. “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.”
In November, Instagram announced online profiles that could be viewed through a traditional browser as opposed to the previous requirement of using the company’s app; the profiles could only be visited by knowing a member’s user name, however.
The browser-based news feed is currently available to all Instagram users.