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November 7, 2012

Instagram introduces web profiles

The popular photo app will soon be available on the web.

By Tineka Smith

Instagram users will soon have web profiles which will show a user’s profile photo, biography and recently shared photographs.

Profiles can be edited directly from the web and users can follow others, comment, and like photos through their web profiles.

"You’ve asked for Instagram on the web and we’ve listened," said Instagram in a blog post. "Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web."

Instagram users can go to to see a friend’s profile or their own. Every person on Instagram will be able to see their web profiles within a few days.

Instagram web profile

Although users will be able to browse and share Instgram content on the web, photos can only be uploaded from mobile devices.

According to a report published by AllThingsD, Instagram had an average of 73 million daily active users in August 2012, with users spending over 4 hours on the mobile application.

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Instagram recently also received a hefty $715m for its acquisition by Facebook.

Facebook officially announced its plan to acquire Instagram back in April. However, the deal was put on hold due to investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and Office of Fair Trading fearing the company could monopolise photo uploads.

In a statement about the Instagram purchase, Mark Zuckerberg said that it was an "important milestone for Facebook" as it was the first acquisition that had a product with such a large amount of users.

Instagram is one of the fastest growing mobile apps to date. The mobile app has gained over 80 million users in under 2 years. Its founders think it can hit 100 million by the end of 2012.

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