Primarily for mobile, Instagram’s web version has limited functionality. But that is going to change. Developer and leaker @Alessandro Paluzzi has found that the platform is testing a new feature for its web version which will allow users to create posts directly from their desktops.
Currently, users can create posts and stories, capture images, record videos, and discover new accounts exclusively from iPhone and Android smartphones. And can only view and respond to stories, feed, and send and receive direct messages from the web version of the app.
Instagram might update its web version with the ability to upload pictures and videos directly from a desktop
As per shared images by @Alessandro Paluzzi on Twitter, users will be able to upload pictures and videos directly from the desktop on Instagram by selecting the desired files from the computer’s photos library. Then they will able to choose the preferred frame, filter, and caption before posting. For videos, users will be able to edit the clip as well.
Although Paluzzi has found the feature on Instagram’s web app, he says that it is being tested internally and will not be released any time soon. It is good to know that the social media giant is gradually expanding its functionality on different devices but there is still no news of an iPad version of Instagram.
Last year when asked about the iPad version of the social media app, Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri said that:
“We’d like to build an iPad app, but we only have so many people and lots to do, and it hasn’t bubbled up as the next best thing to do yet.”
For the mobile version of the app, the company recently introduced a new sticker to Stories that allows English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to their videos. The feature is designed to bring inclusivity to the platform by letting users with hearing impairments read what is being said in posts.