Rumours that a desktop version of Instagram were in offing have turned out to be accurate as the company yesterday started launching user profile pages for some users. They haven’t rolled out to everyone just yet but initial impressions of the pages look a lot like Facebook’s Timeline.
A blog post from the company describes the expanded service as “…a beautiful new way to view and share Instagram on the web! Your web profile features your photos along with your profile photo and bio, giving others a look at the content you share on Instagram.”
The rollout will be carrying on for the next few days and, when it has been completed, users will be able to access the web versions of their Instagram by heading to Instagram.com/[Instagram username]. The service’s Kevin Systrom, speaking to AllThingsD, said “We believe this is a big step in allowing brands to have an Instagram home on the web where they can share recent shots with just about anyone. We’re obviously very excited by the adoption of Instagram by the world’s major brands and we’ll continue to build products that suit both them and users alike.”
Source: Ars Technica