Instagram Expands Web Presence with New Profiles
Instagram today announced an expansion of its online presence in order to make it easier for users to view and share photos. Rather than be constrained to smartphone apps, the new web-based profiles allow users to view their photos, adjust their profile settings, edit their photos, share them with other web-based services, and follow other Instagram users. Instagram said, however, that photos can only be added to Instagram from mobile devices. Individual user profiles will go live on the web in the next week or so. Images that are set to "public" will be accessible to anyone on the web.
Sharing Photos to Instagram from the iPhone Just Got Easier
Instagram has updated its iOS application with an important new feature that will improve the picture-sharing experience. Instagram version 8.2 enables share extensions, which make it possible to share photos to Instagram from within other apps.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.
Instagram's Mobile Web Site Now Lets You Upload Photos
Instagram has expanded the functionality of its mobile web site to include basic photo uploads. Previously, the web version of Instagram was limited to a more passive series of features such as browsing, searching, and liking.
Instagram Debuts Private Collections
Instagram today made saving groups of photos more appealing through a new collections tool. Until today, users could only bookmark favorite photos for later.