Photo sharing app Instagram has rolled out several upgrades that make the program more “web friendly” for browser users. Facebook announced on Thursday that the program now allows users to easily “Like” photos and comment on Instagram pictures directly from web browsers.
Instagram which started as a mobile app experience went “interactive web” just two months after Facebook agreed to purchase the social photo app for $1 billion.
The company announced the web experience upgrade just three days after it released a new update for its mobile update which brought with it faster load times.
To bring the website more inline with its mobile app the social photo platform added a blue banner to the side of the site along with larger image displays.
The move to add “Likes” and commenting comes on the same day that Hootsuite announced new Instagram integration options that include Likes and commenting features.
Unfortunately for the platform the new website based options have not went flawlessly with some users reporting commenting issues while others complained that Instagram didn’t announce the update before it occurred.
Facebook is still in the final stage of grabbing control of Instagram and in recent months the platform has become more popular than ever thanks to media coverage of the sale and the release of new features that benefit Instagram users, include the company’s first ever Google Android mobile app.
Simplicity in design is a regularly employed theme these days and Instagram’s new website follows that design trend well.
Give the new Instagram website design a try then let us know if you like the changes.