Instagram Web is the official version of the social network of photos for browsers. The platform serves users who are without their cell phones in hand and do not want to stop following and interacting with the content posted on Instagram. For example, you can like and comment on photos, view Stories and check your latest notifications. Instagram Web also allows you to edit the profile directly from the browser and upload videos to IGTV, a function that facilitates the life of users who edit the materials on the PC. In the list below, check out everything you can do on the Instagram version for browsers.
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Instagram Web: know everything you can do in the browser version Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / dnetc
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Instagram Web allows users to edit profile information directly from the browser. It is possible to change the username, modify the bio, upload a new profile picture and update other personal data, such as email and phone. To do this, follow the step by step below.
Step 1. Access Instagram Web (instagram) and log in to your account;
Log in to Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 2. Check the profile cone in the upper right corner;
Open your profile on Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 3. Select the "Edit profile" option;
Edit the Instagram profile via the browser Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 4. Change the desired information and press the "Save" button. In the left side menu, you can browse through other settings, such as changing your password, viewing account privacy settings or checking logins history in case of suspected hacking.
Change the desired information and save the changes Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Click on the videos to pause them on Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
An advantage of Instagram Web over the application is that it is possible to pause videos. In the app, on the other hand, users are forced to watch the clip until the end and cannot control the playback. Pausing a video couldn't be simpler: just click on it.
3. Like and comment on photos
Like and comment photos on Instagram Web Foto: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Like and comment on Instagram Web posts in the very different way of doing it in the app. If you want to like a photo, just click on the heart icon. Just below is the comment box, where you can leave a message in the post in question.
Check out the notifications on Instagram Web Foto: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
On Instagram Web, the notification button is located on the top bar. To see who liked or commented on your posts and started following you, just click on the heart icon.
5. View other people's stories and see who watched your stories
The stories of those you follow are concentrated on the home page, on the right sidebar. To see the stories of a specific profile, just click on the corresponding icon. If you prefer to view the entire sequence of publications, select the "See all" option.
Watch the stories of those you follow on Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Just like in the Instagram app, you can also check which people watched your stories. To do this, mark your photo and then press the "Seen by" button in the bottom left corner of the story.
Check out who viewed your stories on Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Uploading videos to IGTV directly through the browser can greatly facilitate the lives of those who edit the clips on the PC. The function, available on Instagram Web, eliminates the need to transfer the file to the cell phone to post it on the social network. Uploading a video to IGTV is a simple procedure and can be done by following the brief step by step below.
Step 1. Open your Instagram profile and navigate to the "IGTV" tab. Then, press the "Upload" button to open the upload page;
Upload a video to IGTV via Instagram Web Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 2. Select the + icon to choose the video in the computer files. If you want, drag the file and drop it in the determined field;
Select a file from your computer to post on IGTV Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Select a cover for the video, write a title and description;
Create a cover and title the IGTV video on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. On the same page, you can determine that a video preview be created in the Instagram feed and choose to share the publication also on Facebook. Finally, press the Publish button.
Using the computer it is also possible to create a preview of the IGTV video in the Instagram feed Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The name tag is a feature that allows you to use the Stories camera to quickly follow others, just like rival Snapchat's Snapcode. The function serves to disseminate your social network profile on other platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram, and helps to get more followers. Who uses Instagram Web can edit and download the name tag directly from the browser, following the step by step below.
Step 1. Open your Instagram Web page and select the settings icon;
Open Instagram Web settings Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 2. Select the option "Name tag" to go to the edit page and download the code;
Select the "Name tag" option Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Step 3. Use the color options to change the look of the code and press the "Download name tag" button to download the file. If desired, share the Instagram name tag on your cell phone.
Download the name tag Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
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