We have all heard of the social photo-sharing mobile app, Instagram, and many of us use it to capture moments and to share our photo memories with the online world. We enjoy tapping the photos we like of those we follow on Instagram, which produces the little red heart we love so much. Now, Instagram is taking it to the web.
Today, Instagram announced that their popular mobile app will also become a web based service, which will be rolling out over the next couple of days. Users will have web profiles, which include a bio, profile photo, and your shared images. This will enable you to share your Instagram photos and to encourage more likes, comments, and followers, due to it being easily accessible from the web. You won’t be able to double tap for the red heart to appear when you like a photo, as we are used to with the mobile app, but instead, you give a red heart by pressing the heart shaped button displayed in the upper right-hand corner of each photo.
You will be able to find yours and other people’s new Instagram profile by simply typing in instagram.com/[username]. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see yours yet, since it has only rolled out to some users, for it was stated on the Instagram Tumblr blog today,
“…be assured that you’ll see it in the next few days. We’re rolling out profiles to everyone on Instagram over the course of this week.”
Here’s a look at Nike’s (instagram.com/Nike) new Instagram web profile:
Be sure to check instagram.com/[YourUsername] over the next couple of days to see if your profile has been created, however, if you are looking for more information about the new web based profiles you can find out more from the Instagram help center.
For many of us who use Instagram often and really enjoy the mobile app, Instagram web profiles is very exciting news. It will be interesting to see how these new profiles will look and it will be great to finally use their interface on the web. If I could, I would give this delightful news the little red Instagram heart.