Instagram can be considered a social media in a bit of a different class than other online social networks Photos and videos make up the primary focus of the website rather than sentences. Today “Instagramming” is a verb.
Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook in 2012, has been an integral part of people’s lives. It feels like everybody is on Instagram these days, from companies of all sizes to the mainstream media, but also to social media’s “influencers” such as bloggers, photographers, and cultural institutions like bands and music labels.
Instagram has always been a smartphone-centric social network that does not support tablet devices and even lacks many basic features in its web browser incarnation, including the ability to post.
That could change, however, if a recently discovered internal feature test becomes public. Instagram code discovered by developer and leaker Alessandro Paluzzi strongly suggests the Facebook-owned platform is already working on the ability to upload photos and videos from a desktop web browser.
According to images Paluzzi shared on Twitter, browser-based Instagram users may soon be able to drag and drop photos and videos from their computer to the social network, as well as crop the content, apply filters, and compose accompanying text.