Facebook owned Instagram introduces a search tool to its web version identical to the one from its app, thus asserting its interest in growing that part of its market.
This might not seem like an important change, but those who have been waiting for a long time to see a powerful web version of the mobile oriented app are rejoicing as they are now able to search either hashtags, or profiles, or even locations on their non-mobile version of Instagram.
As opposed to most social media platforms that have started out with a strong web presence and continued to build the app versions of their websites so that they could provide users with the same options, Instagram started out as an app-only social media platform and went on that way until last year when the web version made its way onto the internet.
Initially, Instagram was basically exclusive to advanced smartphones, that were equipped with high quality cameras and strong internet connections, because it was extremely disappointing to join the community without such a gadget. Uploading pictures from a computer implied a third party platform, since there was no web version, and so Instagram had a pretty exclusive public back in the day.
Then, as smartphones became bigger, better, faster, stronger and the prices became much more accessible, the Instagram community kept growing and growing. Thus, social media giant Facebook made them an offer they couldn’t refuse and basically bought them off. Now, under the management of the social network, Instagram is expanding towards the web and its presence is becoming stronger and stronger.
Thanks to the latest addition, Web Instagram is now just as much fun as the mobile version, as any user can look up its topics of interest in just a few clicks. Anything from your favorite celebs, to your dream vacation destinations are there for the searching and it creates an amazing experience.
Instagram is extremely suitable for a web-based social media platform, especially one involving photography, that comes with complex editing programs and high resolution images, so that the content is as impressive as it can possibly be, as any photography aficionado knows. Therefore, things can only go up for Instagram from here on, so stay tuned for more updates to come!
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