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February 13, 2013

Instagram feeds can now be viewed on the browser

Ever since the launch of the online photo-sharing app, Instagram users are limited to the app when checking their feeds. In recent times, however, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced that feeds can now be accessed on the browser.


In a blog post, Systrom mentioned that it’s only logical for users to be able to access their feeds at any given time and on any device they chose to, including desktop browsers. Furthermore, other features of the service such as liking and engaging in a conversation via comments are also available on the web version of the service.

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Unfortunately, the browser version of Instagram doesn’t support photo upload. “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” explained by Mr Systrom.

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4 Responses to “Instagram feeds can now be viewed on the browser”

  1. Tantrums_cute
    Twitter: Tantrums_cute
    says:

    yun nga lang… bakit walang hashtag…

  2. Reader says:

    I agree! Dapat wala talagang feature to upload pictures from a desktop browser; only through a smartphone. Or else, all the poor jejes who don’t own a smartphone will invade Instagram just like they did in Friendster, Multiply, MySpace, and Facebook. I’d seriously puke when I’ll see images of pseudo-gangsters donning their ridiculous hats while making that I-don’t-know-what hand sign.

    • Silverlokk says:

      If I read their statement right, they’re not enabling uploads from any browser, mobile or desktop. I can understand the latter, but why not allow uploads from a mobile browser?

      Not that I’m looking forward to any uploads from the jejes :)

    • Instatech says:

      It’s because they want you to use the app. If they allow mobile browser uploads, the app would be useless. Instagram wouldn’t be any different from other photo sharing sites.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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