For a while now, Instagram users have been complaining about its limitations. One such common frustration shared among Instagram users is that the social networking app does not allow people to post photos through the website. Instead, users have to be on the app to upload a photo. Thankfully, the mobile website has been updated to now accommodate this much-awaited feature.
Prior to today’s announcement, the Instagram mobile website was limited to only manage the account, check your timeline, and do minor edits. Now that the mobile website has been updated, users no longer have to rely on the official app to be able to upload their photos on their accounts.
Apart from allowing users to upload photos, the mobile website has also made it possible for users to post photos from an Apple tablet. For years, Instagram users have dealt with a stretched-out version of the app on their tablet devices. But thanks to the new update, this is something they no longer have to worry about.
Unfortunately, not everything is peaches and cream. While users now have the option to upload a photo via the mobile website, there is no way to apply a filter to them. The photo that may be uploaded has to already be edited out with the filter needed and saved as a file itself. That said, a simple caption may also be uploaded along with the photo.
In addition to that, the mobile website does not let you check out Instagram Stories and have access to the app’s messaging features. These two are limited to to official Instagram app that’s on your iPhone or an Android device.
According to Instagram’s release, the decision to update the mobile website was to increase its global threshold. Their statement on the update shows: “Instagram.com (accessed from mobile) is a web experience optimized for mobile phones. It’s designed to help people have a fuller experience on Instagram no matter what device or network they are on.”
As of this writing, the mobile website does not allow videos to be uploaded on the service too. Perhaps this is an update we can expect in the future?