Instagram launches web profiles for users

Popular Image sharing service for iPhone and Android, Instagram, just launched web profiles for it’s users.
Previously the only thing you could view on the web was individual photos, but now you can view entire profiles as well:

Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. In addition, you can follow users, comment & like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web. It’s a beautiful new way to share your Instagram photos!

To see someone’s profile, just head to (where ‘username’ is the person’s instagram username) and it should be right there. Provided the user has a public profile and photos. If you have an account with images set to private, then users will have be to logged in, and only those approved by you will be able to view your images.

Instagram also assured users that their focus is still mobile, even though they’re becoming friendlier to non-mobile visitors:

Instagram is focused on the production of photos from mobile devices so users are not currently able to upload from the web. We’re excited about how Web Profiles will make it easier to browse and share content on the web for all our users.

Web profiles are still rolling out so it might take a while for yours to appear. What do you think of Instagram’s new web profiles? A good thing to have, or is it unnecessary?


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