Instagram Introduces Image Feed To The Web, But Has No Image Upload Option

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By Vijaykumar Meti | February 6, 2013 10:51 PM EST

Instagram, a popular photo-sharing social media has finally introduced a full web-based feed for all its users on Tuesday.

Facebook-owned Instagram has remained as a mobile-only service for filtered photo sharing since its launch in 2010.

"As of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web - just like you do on your mobile device. Go to instagram.com and log in to your account to give it a try", says Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram in a blogpost.

To access Instagram on the web, users have to log in to Instagram.com. The web-based interface allows the users to view image feed, comment and share the pictures.

In a blog post, Systrom explains how Instagram will work on web based interface. "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. Browse through pages of the most recent images to keep up on what's happening with the people you follow in real-time. And shrink your browser down to a single column for your feed to look more like your mobile feed. Simply put, we've brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the web,"

However, the web version does not feature uploading images. Systrom said that Instagram does not want to add photo-sharing from the web, as the company wants the photos from "the real world".

"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. 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," he writes in a blog referring to the feature of uploading image through web. 

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