Instagram Adds More Capabilities To Mobile Web Version


Instagram has updated the mobile web version of its platform, to let users upload photos without logging into the app.

Previously, Instagram only allowed users to search, like, follow and check notifications on its mobile web version (the same capabilities as Instagram on desktop).

Now, the Facebook-owned company is starting to let people upload photos on mobile web, and is also said to be introducing a version of the Explore tab.

However, Instagrammers will not be able to upload video, add filters, upload Stories or send messages in Direct, and the ability to edit photos is said to be restricted to cropping and positioning.

Instagram said: “ (accessed from mobile) is a web experience optimised for mobile phones. It’s designed to help people have a fuller experience on Instagram no matter what device or network they are on.”

While the platform is making changes to its mobile web version, the desktop platform will remain the same, only enabling users to see their feed, like content, follow and view notifications.

This news comes just days after it was announced that the platform had added 100m users in just four months, taking its global MAU count to 700m.

This is the company’s fastest rate of growth in its history, previously taking six months to go from 500m to 600m.

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