27 May 2021
Instagram for the web does not receive updates too frequently. But when it does, it gets some significant upgrades. From being a stripped-down version of the mobile app to now being more functional, the platform has taken many leaps and with time, it is becoming more useful to desktop users.
It now lets you send and receive DMs, save posts, see Stories of others. But the ability to post something using the Instagram web version is still not available to the users who like to access Instagram from their desktops. However, it appears it might soon change as Instagram has been found testing the ability to create posts from the desktop.
This is according to a mobile developer and tipster Alessandro Paluzzi, who also posted the screenshots on Twitter to show how this new feature will look like. As apparent from the screenshots provided, users will be able to either use Drag & Drop function or simply browse from their computer to upload any media to their Instagram profile. The description clearly says that one can upload more than one picture or video at a time.
The next slide shows that the platform allows three different resolutions – Square mode (1:1), Portrait (4:5), and Landscape (16:9). Just like the mobile app, you can apply different filters or choose to edit the video or the image before posting it.
The next screenshot shows, you can then add a caption, add location, and alt text to define your post even better. There is an option of “Advanced Settings” as well, but it is unknown what other options it offers.
According to different stats available on the internet, Instagram owns billions of users. However, the exact desktop userbase is unknown. Seeing Instagram upgrading the web version every now and then indicates there are pretty good numbers of users who like to access the platform from the comfort of their PCs. That is why the company is now seemingly planning to unlock the new ability to create posts as well.
Those who scroll through the Instagram posts from the web know the pain of not having this feature built-in. They have to pick up their phones every time to create a new post and then switch back to the desktop to continue what they love doing the most - browsing.
It is worth mentioning that Instagram is testing this feature internally. So, it is possible that the ability to create a post using the web version might take some time to arrive. There can be many possibilities as it is the company who takes the decision. It can also totally scrap the idea if it finds through its different usability studies that it is not worth bringing it to the world.