Since the launch of Instagram for web it has been impossible for users to post updates photos and videos to their Instagram timeline except through the use of the mobile app and this has made the social platform mobile-oriented. The Facebook owned social platform has again since launch haven’t extended its use to tablet devices and even lacks many basic features in its web browser.
This includes the ability to post. However, that is about to change, as a recently published notice of the Instagram team working on an unearthed internal feature test goes live.
One Developer and leaker Alessandro Paluzzi who has discovered Instagram code that strongly stipulate the Facebook-owned platform is currently working on the ability to upload photos and videos from a desktop web browser.
The image shared on twitter by a tweet from Paluzzi, web-based Instagram users could soon be offered the ability to drag and drop photos and videos from their computer to the Instagram for web interface for uploads. Not only that users will also be able to crop and edit the uploaded content, such as apply filters, compose accompanying text for publishing to their Instagram timeline.
Meanwhile, its unclear when Instagram will roll out the new features though there is no mention of Stories creation being supported within a browser. Given Instagram’s long-steady build focus on smartphone-originating content, the company could well decide to abandon the web feature test altogether.
There’s no word on an official Instagram app that’s currently been built for iPad devices, therefore if these web-based features do make it to the final phase of testing, the social network could well offer an alternative process for tablet users.