Instagram launches photo feed on the web
After years of users waiting, Instagram has announced that it is taking the photo-sharing service to the web.
The Instagram feed on the web functions similarly to the company's iPhone and Android app. Photos from people you follow stream right through the web browser, much like the Facebook newsfeed.
Users are also given the ability to double click to like and comment online, keeping with the social nature that users have come to know in the apps.
Given the popularity of its mobile apps, the web view makes perfect sense for the mobile photo-sharing service. Being owned by Facebook, we wonder if they provided any pressure.
At any rate, Instagram has been on a tear of late. According to numbers released by the photo-sharing service in January, Instagram is seeing 90 million active users a month, with 40 million photos being uploaded every day on average. In our testing of the web view, it works great and should bring a lot more activity to the service.
There's no word on the rumored BlackBerry 10 app that is said to be in the pipeline, but we're keeping our eyes peeled.