Instagram gets web profiles, still no browser uploads

The photo-sharing service has finally launched a web browser-based way to view user profiles.

Instagram has finally launched a true web presence for its users, allowing you to view photos and profile information from a browser.

The new web profiles from Instagram. (Credit: Instagram)

As announced by the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service earlier today, the web profiles bear a striking resemblance to the social network's Timeline layout. At the top of each profile is a dynamic arrangement of your most recent photos. Only public photos will be displayed on the web interface — if you have marked images as private, they will only be displayed to people who follow you.

Before the update, users who wanted to browse Instagram photos from a web browser had to either have the direct link to an image, or use a third-party service like Webstagram.

The profiles are being rolled out progressively to users. To check whether your account has made the transition yet, the URL structure for pages is Unfortunately, there is still no official way to upload your photos and apply Instagram filters from the web, although this simple workaround will have you Hefe-ing your happy snaps in no time.

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