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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 5, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Instagram launches web feed

    Ciara O'Brien

    If you are an Instagram user (and there are still quite a few around), you’re probably quite used to having to peer at your smartphone screen to see the filtered pictures of food, family pets and other random subjects that appear regularly in your feed from people you have chosen to follow.

    And occasionally, you might have used Webstagram to look at the photos online. And the company had already started to make some moves towards the web browser; as of the end of last year, you could look at some profiles online through Instagram’s site, for example.

    But you can now browse your entire Instagram feed online, through Instagram’s own website.

    Co-founder Kevin Systrom announced the new function on the company’s blog.

    “Simply put, we’ve brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the web,” he wrote.

    If you want to browse, like or comment on photos, you can now do it online. The only thing you can’t do, really, is post photos, because Instagram is still keeping that one for mobile only.

    “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,” Systrom said.