Instagram is one of the most widely used social media platforms today. The app which is available for both Android and iOS allows its users to capture and upload contents such as photos and videos. And also allows interaction and engagements between users and followers. Instagram is primarily meant to be used from a mobile device through the official Instagram app. Just recently, Instagram has advanced from being app-exclusive. And decided to launch its website which is also known as the Instagram web.
This means that with the Instagram web you can access and edit your profile. And also visit Instagram from your laptop or desktop without having to download the app. However, there are similarities and slight differences in the fashion and layout between the IG app and the Instagram web. In this article, we shall be shedding light on how to access the IG Web from your laptop or desktop.
How Do You Use Instagram on the Web
Making use of Instagram web on your desktop is very easy, just that some feature on the mobile app version is limited on the web version. Steps on how to make use of the Instagram web:
- Visit the Instagram web on your desktop device, URL www.instagram.com.
- Once the page opens, it will require you to fill in your login or sign-up details.
How the Website Operates
The Instagram web version is very similar to that of the mobile app version. Once you are logged in, posts are displayed big on the center of the screen. Although there are slight differences like the icons that appear at the bottom in the mobile app. They appear on the top right corner on the web browser. Stories are displayed on the right side of the browser while they are displayed on the top of the mobile app.
You can like a post (clicking the heart-shaped icon or by double tapping on the post). And comment (tapping the comment icon or adding directly under the text that accompanies the post). Just the same way you do it on the app by using the icons that appear under the post.
Similarities Between The Instagram Web and App
Here is a list of what you could do either on the app or the Instagram web
- Browse your news feed.
- Like and comment on posts.
- Discover new users and their contents.
- Check your interactions.
- View and edit your profile.
However, there are limitations to what you can do on the web version. Here are what you can’t do on the web;
- You can’t upload images, videos or stories from the web version.
- You can’t send direct messages, comment on stories or use the direct icon.
- No more comments.
Obviously, the app was designed to give users the best satisfaction. On the other hand, the Instagram web version allows you to view public profiles from all over the world without even having an account. So if you haven’t tried to access IG from its web version, it’s time to give it a try.