Mobile-First Instagram Brings Its Content to the Web

By Cameron Scott 

social networks, social media, facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter, photo-sharingInstagram users can now access their photo feeds via the desktop Web, according to co-founder Kevin Systrom.

Instagram, perhaps the most successful mobile-first company to date, is nevertheless playing catch-up on the Web. The company delivered user profiles to the Web in November.

“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,” Systrom said in a blog post.

Instagram’s website now offers all the functionality of the mobile app except uploading photos.

“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 wrote.

Instagram, acquired by Facebook in April 2012, claims to have 90 million active users.