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Instagram gets user profiles for the Web

The all mobile photo-sharing network will now have a Web counterpart that will look familiar to Facebook users, but you still won't be able to upload photos through your desktop.


Instagram users will soon be able to browse their friends' Instagram photos on the Web.

The photo-sharing network will roll out new user profiles in the next few days, the company announced today, and the layout looks a bit like the top of a Facebook page.

The new profiles feature a dynamic cover photo -- a collage made up of your most recent photos -- and a profile pic resting to the left of it. It also includes a bio and the user's number of photos, followers, and the number of followed users. Users can follow other users, comment and like photos, and edit the profile from the Web. The new Web profile doesn't let users upload any photos to Instagram from the site -- a feature photographers and bloggers may like to see soon.

Profiles are still rolling out for users this week, but to see if yours is up yet, check out your URL. It'll be "" followed by your username.

For those who feels some of their photos aren't ready for worldwide consumptions, Instagram assures any photos set to private will remain so on the site. Those photos will still be on the online site, but only Instagram users who follow you will be able to see them.

Otherwise, anyone with access to the Internet will be able to see your shared photos.