New Delhi: The photo sharing app, Instagram, which has been focusing on its mobile product for more than a decade, is now reportedly working on a new feature that will allow its users to post their feed from their desktop computers. A number of Twitter users noticed that the test feature had gone live on Thursday, while the Instagram also confirmed the test.
“We know that many people access Instagram from their computer,” said Facebook spokeswoman Christine Pai. “To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram with their desktop browser.”
Founded in 2010, Instagram long resisted building a web version of its product because it was intended to be used for taking pictures and making videos. Now, as more of the people posting on Instagram are influencers or professionals, putting up highly edited or produced photos and videos is done hours or days after the moment happens.
One thing that can got you thinking why now? The apparent answer to this is that over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company saw a rise in people browsing the application from their computers rather than their phones. Users believe Instagram’s decision to add publishing through desktops is part of a much bigger plan for the platform to go forward.
Lately, Instagram has designed more tools to attract content creators from competitors like YouTube and TikTok. It added the ability to view stories on the web in 2017 and added direct messaging to desktop last year.