Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Instagram Introduces Web Profiles for its Users



While browsing the web earlier, I happened to read about Instagram introducing the public web profile. We all know that users don't have the "user's profile" per se from Instagram, and that users usually used the third-party sites in having an Instagram Profile (such as Webstagram, Instagrille, Gramfeed, etc).

Curiosity got me checking my profile, but alas! I still have to wait a few more days before it will be live/available. :)


I really don't know what's good in having this one, but  I am excited to see my profile live!


Below are the FAQs I copied from Instagram's blog site.. :)


Instagram Web Profiles: Common Questions


What are Instagram web profiles?

Instagram web profiles are a beautiful new way to view and share Instagram on the web! Your web profile features your photos along with your profile photo and bio, giving others a look at the content you share on Instagram.



What can I do with Instagram web profiles?

You can share your own profile with anyone you want to see your Instagram photos. In addition, web profiles provide an easy way to follow other users, comment & like photos, and even edit your profile directly from the web.


Why is Instagram launching web profiles?

We’re launching web profiles to give you a simple way to share your photos with more people and to make it easier to discover new users on the web.

How do I see my web profile?

To see your profile, or to explore a friend’s profile, simply navigate to instagram.com/[username]. For example, in order to view Nike’s profile, @nike, you’d navigate to instagram.com/nike on the web.



Why can’t I see my web profile yet?

Web profiles will launch to all Instagram users in the next week or so. If you can’t see your profile yet, rest assured that you’ll see it in the next few days.



Who can see my web profile?

If your photos are set to public, anyone will be able to see your profile by visiting instagram.com/[your username] on the web. You do not have to be an Instagram user to view a public user’s profile on the web.
If your photos are set to private, your photos will be visible only to logged-in Instagram users you’ve allowed to follow you.



What photos are included in my web profile?

All photos you’ve shared to Instagram are included in your web profile.



My photos are set to “Private” – do I still have a web profile?

Yes, but not everyone will be able to see your photos. Your photos will be visible only to logged-in Instagram users you’ve allowed to follow you.



Can I upload photos from the web?

Instagram is focused on the production of photos from mobile devices so users are not currently able to upload from the web. We’re excited about how Web Profiles will make it easier to browse and share content on the web for all our users.

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