Instagram announces non-app online profiles

The online Instagram profile of @mycookingdiary.

Instagram today announced the creation of online profiles on the Internet – not just the company’s mobile apps – following user requests for the social network’s expansion to desktop platforms.

Announced in a post on the company’s blog, the new online profiles will allow users to browse their photo collections through a browser for the first time. The new profiles will be rolling out during the next few days, the blog post states.

The online profiles will feature a user’s most recent photos listed above a bio and profile picture. Users will also be able to follow other users, like and comment on photos, and edit their profiles directly from the new website.  

Profiles will be available at followed by usernames (for example, directs to Nike’s Instagram profile). Not all profiles are up at the moment, according to the blog post.

Instagram was purchased by Facebook earlier this year in a deal that was originally worth $1 billion, although the total value of the purchase was recently decreased by Facebook's lowered stock prices. That deal received regulatory approval in August.

Source: Instagram Blog | Image via Instagram

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