It's been a hot minute since Instagram was last in the news. But now the company's back with some positive spin, this time for giving users an all-access pass to their pics on the web. Finally! 

Previously, you could browse your pictures at a specific url like Instagram.com/panovella, but the experience wasn't too comprehensive. 

But on Instagram.com, you'll get a real-time feed of all your friends' and personal photos, which is easier than reaching for a smartphone, though not as addictive.

First, the familiar orange tab that appears when you load the app isn't present on the web. What's more, you can't edit or upload photos. 

On the plus side, you can track photos as they're being uploaded (as opposed to hiting reload on your phone), and Like and comment just as you would on the app. It's certainly a passive experience, but not one to write off. 

[via TechCrunch]

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