Is Instagram breaking out of its mobile shell? Instagram’s current website is simple and almost unnavigable. The only thing users can really do on the site is change their password or edit their profile. However, according to Brent Dirks of Mashable, a recent finding suggests that Instagram is now testing a functional web presence:
“Web designer Cole Reinke found an interesting link on Instagram’s website that suggests the company may be testing an expanded version of its app.
Currently, Instagram’s site is very basic, to say the least. Users can do things like change their password and edit their profile. But Reinke found the pictured link to ‘View Profile’ when he was recently on the site.
When he clicked on the link, he was greeted with a 404 error page, which seems to suggest that Instagram is at least testing an expanded web presence…”
It’s a good sign that Instagram is testing the web app before any type of announcement. If the web application does near as well as the Instagram mobile app, the Instagram web platform will need a full run through of tests before it launches.
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