Today, Instagram has unveiled their full news feed for desktop browsers at Instagram.com.
Instagram is a very popular photo sharing app on iOS and Android. It has almost created a cult-like following. Instagram was sold to Facebook for $1 billion in April 2012, and has continued to maintain its users, even with the threat of boycotts.
The new Instagram.com allows users to use almost all of the same functionalities that is presented in their mobile app, including commenting; liking; and of course, viewing. The only exception is that users cannot upload images. That feature remains with the mobile app.
This is an important move for the ad-free social network, that needs to begin generating revenue, as it is much easier to advertise on a website over a mobile app. This theory can be proved with the amount of empty space on the sidebars, that will likely be filled with ads in the near future.
What do you think of the new website?
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