Instagram presents ‘Search’ tool for web users. The Instagram presents ‘Search’ tool for web users and also changed its structure and design.

Instagram presents ‘Search’ tool for web users

Instagram presents ‘Search’ tool for web users

Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. A distinct feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, like to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum length for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.

From app-only platform to full-feed experience

In 2013, Instagram moved from an app-only platform to a full-feed experience for web users. Now, Instagram has added the Search tool to Instagram for web via which users can now browse accounts, search for hashtags, locations, and user accounts right from the desktop. The search box is displayed in the middle of the header at the top of the page.

“Web search is part of a broader commitment to improving discovery across our platforms,” an Instagram spokesperson told Forbes. “With 70 million photos shared to Instagram each day, if something is happening in the world, it’s likely being captured on Instagram.”

Instagrams new web design and new structure

The instagram introduced a new web design for the desktop as well as for mobile. This new web design will display three large images in each row, as divergent to the five smaller images, it displays at the moment on a profile page on the desktop. The report points out that the grid of cover images is now at the top and Instagram has also opted out with most of the borders and rounded edges and will go with circular profile pictures.

The restructure of Instagram for the web looks similar to profile pages in its mobile app. In addition, the user’s profile pictures, posts, followers and following on the web version are in the same style as on the mobile. The new layout will be present on hashtag pages as well and similar design updates will be present on the desktop feed and mobile profiles too.