Instagram has unveiled a web-based version of the photo-sharing site's newsfeed, available now at instagram.com.
Those who sign in on the web will see now their Instagram feeds just as they might on their mobile devices. In November, Instagram started rolling out web-based profiles, allowing people to view their pics at instagram.com/[username], but this incorporates a user's entire newsfeed.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a blog post that the company has been primarily focused on mobile since its October 2010 launch. The point of Instagram, after all, "is about seeing and taking photos on-the-go."
However, in the months since being acquired by Facebook, Instagram has seen huge growth; it now has 90 million monthly active users. "To make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community ... you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device," Systrom wrote.
The Web-based Instagram lets users browse followers' photos, like or comment on pics, and more. "Simply put, we've brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the Web," Systrom wrote.
At this point, however, there is no option to upload from the Web since "Instagram is about producing photos on the go, in the real world, in realtime," Systrom stressed.