Instagram has made its first the move to the web, quietly rolling out the new Photo Page. This comes 2 months after the company was acquired by Facebook for nearly a billion dollars. Instagram is calling this their “new Photo Page,” you can’t help but notice the blue theme it adopts.
The features is still limited, for now it only allows comments and likes to your friend’s photo. You can’t view profiles or galleries yet, you can’t even search for your friends. You need to be an existing user and sign in before you can comment or like. The only way to create an account is still via the mobile apps.
This move is a clear sign the company is moving beyond the phone platform. This is just the initial move to launch Instagram to the web, obviously they have much to add-on to the Photo Page. Instagram on iPad is crap, this could well be its savior.
On 28 June 2012, we released new photo pages that allow logged in users to comment and like photos via web-based internet browsers.
Only users who are logged into Instagram via the web will be able to comment and like images on our web-based photo pages. If you are not yet logged in, you will be prompted to log in when you visit one of these pages. Just enter the same username/email and password associated with the Instagram account you would like to comment and like from. NOTE: You will still need an Android or Apple iOS device with our application to create an account. You cannot create an account from the web.
If the user who has posted the photo is private and you are not following them, you will not be able to comment and like their image.
Photo pages is not the only update Instagram is developing, few days ago they released the new update for iOS, now you have the option to share your likes on Facebook’s Timeline. Facebook and Instagram is getting more integrated and I wonder will Facebook photo merge with Instagrams Photo Page in the near future? Possible.
What do you think ?