Instagram now allows its users to post feeds from desktop

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Instagram has announced that it will now allow users to post photos and videos on Mac and Computer directly from their desktop website. The ability to create and publish posts is still not available on the iPad. 

Users may now use filters and edit images and videos on Instagram’s desktop website in the same way they can on the mobile apps. This functionality was highlighted in a report from last month. The test feature went on live, as reported by some Twitter users and Instagram verified the test. 

“We know a lot of people use Instagram on their computer and to improve that experience, we’re now exploring the ability for Instagram users to compose a Feed post from their desktop browser,” said Christine Pai, a Facebook spokesperson.

Instagram, founded in 2010, was created for users to upload, edit pictures and videos on their phones. But as the pandemic approached, the company saw a rise in people browsing the application from their computers rather than their phones. And more users became influencers and publishers of their creative work which was professionally edited for many hours in software. So after more than a decade of solely focusing on its mobile product, Instagram has debuted in users to post their feed from their desktop computers.

Recently, Instagram has developed new features to entice content creators away from competitors such as YouTube and TikTok. In 2017, it added the option to see stories on the web, and last year added direct messaging to the desktop.

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