Instagram is testing the ability to create posts using the web browser on a desktop computer. The feature was spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who captured some screenshot demonstration of functionality.
Facebook confirmed the test in a statement to Bloomberg. “We know that a lot of people access Instagram from their computers,” said spokesperson Christine Pai. “To improve this experience, we are now testing the possibility of creating an Instagram post with their desktop browser. “
Navarra screenshots show that you can select aspect ratios, apply built-in filters, and use basic editing settings in the browser. The feature may not appear to everyone yet, but it is highlighted at the top right of the screen with a message saying “Now you can create and share posts directly from your computer,” suggesting that Instagram is seriously considering a larger deployment.
Instagram has historically been slow to implement features on its web application, especially on desktops. Direct messaging only became available last year, for example. But social media professionals who use Instagram as part of their daily workflow have had to resort to third-party tools to create desktop posts, showing that some use cases don’t necessarily benefit from an approach. mobile only.