Instagram now available on browsers

By on February 6, 2013
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But you can’t upload any photos.

Instagram announced today a web-browser version of its photo feed. Meaning, you can check all your filtered photos, and of those whom you follow, directly from your browser in addition to viewing them on your mobile device.

The interface should be familiar to anyone who uses the service, which is a near clone of what is available on the app. However, you can’t upload any photos as the company wants to preserve the idea “about producing photos on the go, in the real world, in realtime.”

“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,” writes co-founder Kevin Systrom. “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.”

Well, great. Now people can view what you had for launch on a much bigger screen.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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