Instagram finally improves its interface on desktop, for an experience worthy of the name on computer.

After finally allowing publication last year, instagram continues to develop the desktop version of its web application. The latest update introduces a refreshed user interface including the ability to take full advantage of large desktop screens, rather than being stuck on a larger version of the mobile app, as reported TechCrunch.

Instagram finally improves its desktop interface

Instagram manager Adam Mosseri announced the update alongside the rollout of the recently revealed posts publishing scheduler. “We know that many users use the web to do a lot of very different things and we want to provide as good a browser experience as possible,” he explained in a video. “So the interface is now cleaner, faster and easier to use, it has been thought out and designed to take full advantage of large screens.”

For a worthy computer experience

As you can see below, the Home, Search, Explore, Messages and Notifications menus are now moved to the side and these become simple icons depending on the screen size. Stories are displayed at the top, while your profile, suggestions, and more are on the right. When you select an entry from the menu, the left menu bar remains, making navigation faster and easier.

This new interface makes Instagram easier to use on the web, but there’s still no sign of a dedicated iPad app. 9to5Mac. A few months ago, Adam Mosseri declared that the iPad was “not important enough” to make a dedicated app a priority at Instagram. At least now you can use the web version for a better experience on your Apple tablet.

Instagram for the web on the big screen: Steve Dent / Engadget

Instagram for the web on the big screen: Steve Dent / EngadgetSteve Dent/Engadget


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