Popular photo sharing app has made an important upgrade for the web users. Before 2013, Instagram was an app-only platform. The year 2013 marked the launch of a full-feed experience for web users. Through the years, they have made many intricate changes to the service.
Latest addition to the list of changes is the ‘search tool’. Now, Instagram users can browse accounts, search for hashtags, locations, and user accounts right from the desktop. Till now, the web version of Instagram displayed user profile and his/her news feed, nothing else. One could never search another user or popular hashtags from the online platform. Instagram has located the search box in the middle of the header, at the top of the page.
An Instagram spokes person stated to Forbes that, web search is part of a broader commitment to improving discovery across our platforms.With 70 million photos shared to Instagram each day, if something is happening in the world, it’s likely being captured on Instagram, he added.
Instagram has gone through a series of changes, the new Search tool is placed right on top at the center of the page.
Recently, Instagram unveiled a new web design for the desktop as well as for mobile.
The new web design has changed the way images were displayed, now it will display three large images in each row, as opposed to the five smaller images it displays at the moment on a profile page on the desktop, according to a report by the Verge.
Instagram has also removed the collage on top of the bio. The grid of cover images is now located at the top and the social photo sharing service has decided to remove most of the borders and rounded corners. Also, report further states that Instagram has decided to opt for circular profile pictures for the web version as well.
After the makeover, the web version and the mobile app version have similar looking profile pages. In addition, the user’s profile pictures, posts, followers and following on the web version are in the same style as on the mobile.