#Instagram Introduces Web Profiles

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Photo sharing mobile app, Instagram, began a roll out of Web-based user profiles this week. Each Web profile will feature a selection of recently shared photographs along with the user’s profile photo and bio, offering a quick visual snapshot of someone’s interests and aesthetic.

“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,” Instagram said in a blog post.

The profiles are not available to everyone just yet.  As you can see, Instagram tells me I will have to wait for mine.

Of the profiles that are available, I found that they were not loading this morning.  This is a screenshot of the profile for Cucinadigitale.

Even though several images did not load for me, you quickly get a sense of how very similar to the Facebook layout the Instagram profiles are.

The Web profiles aren’t meant to take the place of the mobile app. You cannot upload photos to your Web profile. The profiles are intended for discovery. Users can see, like, comment, and share photos on their larger screens. Now that Instragram has reached a critical mass of mobile users, they hope that new users will find their way to the app after experiencing the world through the lenses of others.

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

Content & Outreach Goddess at AuthorityLabs
Michelle Stinson Ross is a digital marketing industry recognized authority on the outreach power of social media. She has worked as a community manager and consultant for several brands to increase brand awareness, raise the visibility of special promotions, and train their teams to use the social space to connect with media influencers and the public. Michelle is part of the marketing team at AuthorityLabs and co-hosts #SocialChat, a Twitter based live chat that covers a variety of topics geared toward social media marketing (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). Her passion for social media marketing has made her a regular conference speaker at events like ClickZ Live, and Search Marketing Expo. She has also been a featured guest on Webmaster Radio and several industry Hangouts on Air.
Michelle Stinson Ross
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  • http://www.adsurf.net Jake Bento

    I like this change however I am not sure if Instagram is a good marketing tool. I use SEO, facebook marketing and occasionally looking ofr advertiisng deals on websites such as adsurf.net