Two years after landing on iPhone, Instagram has created a beautiful new profile page for users to show off their body of work on the web.
The company officially announced the launch of "Web Profiles" on Monday — finally responding to mounting requests from its avid iPhoneography fanatics.
The design of the new web profiles page carries a striking resemblance to Facebook Timelines — no surprise since Facebook purchased Instagram for $715 million in September of this year.
“Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web! Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram,” the company wrote on their blog.
“In addition, you can follow users, comment and like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web. If your photos are set to public, anyone will be able to see your profile by visiting instagram.com/[your username] on the web.”
Instagram has hung a few samples of their Web Profiles — promising that all users will be grafted into the newly launched service within about a week or so.
The simple and clean interface is beautifully laid out including all photo thumbnail images organized below the main header in reverse-chronological order. The move is a profound coming of age event for Instagram which can now be experienced on the web without being tied to the iPhone app.
But before you start screaming; "Why is my Instagram web profile not online yet?" — you'll need to apply a little patience as the company populates it's massive user base online.
“Web profiles will launch to all Instagram users in the next week or so. If you can’t see your profile yet, rest assured that you’ll see it in the next few days.” the company says.
Although some may consider web profiles to be one small step for Instagram — it's definitely one giant leap for iPhoneography.