It has been a long time since Instagram introduced a website to allow users to access the social network from anywhere through a web browser. Over time, Instagram Web has been updated with many new features. This week, Instagram has been completely redesigned to take advantage of larger screens.
Instagram Web Redesign
The update was announced by the head of Instagram Adam Mosseri. According to him, the new site is designed to offer a cleaner, faster, and more user-friendly experience. It takes advantage of larger screens by displaying more content horizontally.
Menus have now been moved to a new sidebar, which provides easy access to your feed, search, messages, notifications, and more at any time. Some menus like search and notifications are displayed on the left side of the website without taking up the entire screen, so you can still see what’s in the feed.
At the same time, the sidebar is expanded or reduced depending on the width of the window. When browsing the feed, Instagram Web shows suggestions on the right side of the screen. Overall, the new interface is modern and makes the experience of using Instagram on a computer or tablet much better.
Unfortunately, Instagram is still adamant about not creating an app for the iPad – and this new interface shows that this will be entirely possible. Earlier this year, Mosseri said the iPad app would be “cool,” but added that there aren’t many iPad users to make this a priority for Instagram.
Of course, iPad users at least can also take advantage of the redesigned Instagram Web, which works with Safari and also allows users to share new posts.
Scheduled posts coming to the Instagram app
In the same announcement, Mosseri revealed that Instagram users will soon get the long-awaited option to schedule posts directly from the Instagram app. These posts can be scheduled up to 75 days in the future once an update is available.
The new Instagram Web is now available to everyone, but it is unclear when exactly the option to schedule posts will be released to users.
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