Instagram is on the move for a page makeover on its website.
Instagram’s website is unappealing to its users, though it has gained reputation in the mobile industry. The term “unappealing” meant that the firm’s current website has no exciting thing to offer to its users, other than having the option to edit one’s profile, which is also possible through Instagram apps for iOS or Android, and changing account password and third-party site permissions.
However, keen-eyed web designer Cole Reinke noticed a fresh link located in the drop-down menu below his name, together with the standard “Edit Profile” and “Log Out” links. The said link was labeled “View Profile”, which he discovered while visiting his web-based Instagram account the other day.
Curiously, Reinke clicked on the link but was surprised to see that it directed him to a 404 Page Not Found message.
Several theories have popped up on the suggested link, all of which have boiled down to a sole conclusion that Instagram is taking into account its plans on creating a more profile-based web presence. That is quite a big no-brainer, given that Facebook has just acquired the firm.
Notably, both Instagram and Facebook have already developed a tighter connection with each other in the mobile world, thus it is unlikely to see if it would be challenging to occupy increasingly one’s online Instagram presence with Facebook facts and figures.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has made thorough clarifications that the firm remains its concentration on the mobile experience and even encourages users to look into other third-party sites when viewing Instagram photos on their web browsers.
TechCrunch’s MG Siegler is confident that Instagram is on its path of conquering the web world, but according to Reinke, this would likely develop tension between the firm and the exact third-party providers it endorses.
On the other hand, it’s quite impossible to think that for a certain amount of time now, these third-party sites have seemingly failed to notice the statement found on the hipster-filtered wall, containing Instagram’s endorsement page, which obviously begins with the phrase, “While we’re still developing our web presence at instagram.com…”
No one still knows the exact purpose of Instagram’s newly discovered page link, but some thoughts are going on around with the possible appearance of the online profile feature, and how it would create a uniquely better experience than Facebook’s site. Another argument pertains to the preference of users in wanting to tie up Instagram with Facebook, or if they would favor a Web-based Instagram portal that exclusively preserves their distinct community of photographer friends.
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