Instagram Rolling Out Profiles on the Web!

Instagram announced today that they are rolling out Instagram profiles on the web…starting now! Finally!

As much as I love Instagram (even if I don’t use it all the time), it’s always bugged me (and lots of other folks too) that you couldn’t browse user profiles online. Well now you can (or will soon):

You’ve asked for Instagram on the web and we’ve listened. Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web!
Via: Instagram Blog

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Instagram highlights three Instagram profiles in their post: mycookingdiary, Nike, and cucinadigitale and comes on the heels of Hurricane Sandy which is being touted as “Instagram’s biggest moment”:

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last week, everyone from people trapped in the storm’s direct path to New Yorkers observing their dark city pulled out their smartphones (assuming they had power to charge them), and uploaded their photos of Sandy to Instagram. The company’s co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom said people uploaded 800,000 photos tagged with the hashtag “#Sandy,” making it “probably the biggest event to be captured on Instagram,” he said.

Speaking at GigaOM’s RoadMap conference, Systrom explained how Hurricane Sandy was a huge moment for Instagram (by comparison, people tagged 85,000 photos with the most recent Super Bowl hashtag), where it became a focal point for people sharing their images of the storm.

“Sandy was a really interesting event for us,” he said. “People are taking their cell phones and capturing everything.”
Via: GigaOm

My Instagram profile isn’t ready yet, but I’ll keep checking back. In the meantime maybe I should take pictures of stuff other than coffee and stuff.

If you don’t have Instagram (now owned by Facebook), you can download it for iOS and Android (Google Play).

Hat tip: TNW.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

    Some of my friends’ profiles are already online – I wonder to what criteria profiles are being activated. It looks random to me.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It looks like they are rolling it out in a phased manner, but according to the blog post it should be rolled out to everyone “in the next few days”.