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Instagram users may soon be able to post from their desktop computers

Instagram, which was established in 2010, has long refused to develop a web version of its product since it was designed to be used while people were out shooting photos with their mobile phones.

Instagram is considering enabling users to publish their feeds from their desktop computers after more than a decade of concentrating exclusively on its mobile product. The test feature went live on Thursday, according to a number of Twitter users, and Instagram verified the test.

“We know a lot of people use Instagram on their PC,” said Christine Pai, a Facebook spokesperson. “We’re currently exploring the ability to make a Feed post on Instagram using their desktop browser to enhance that experience.”

Instagram, which was established in 2010, has long avoided developing a web version of its product since it was designed to be used when users were out shooting photos and videos with their phones. Now that many Instagram users are influencers or professionals, carefully manipulated or produced pictures and videos are posted hours or days after the event takes place.

Why are you doing this now? During the epidemic, the firm saw an increase in users using their laptops to access the app rather of their phones. Users think Instagram’s move to allow desktop posting is part of a larger strategy for the platform’s future.

Instagram has recently developed additional features to entice video producers away from rivals such as YouTube and TikTok. In 2017, it introduced the option to read articles on the web, and last year, it brought direct messaging to the desktop.

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