Starting today, Instagram users will no longer need the mobile app to upload photos. The company is rolling out the ability to upload photos through its mobile website.
The mobile website does not yet support uploading videos, adding filters, uploading to Stories, or sending a direct message. The photo editing features are also very limited, with the ability to simply rotate or crop and image. The mobile website also gained a condensed version of the Explore page. According to a report from TechCrunch, the company has been testing this functionality since March.
Previously, Instagram’s mobile website only allowed users to view their feed and notifications. With today’s update, the mobile site looks nearly identical to the actual app. The company is not redesigning the desktop website, so photo uploading will only work if you are on your phone or tablet.
This built-out mobile web experience expands on the company’s attempt to make the platform more accessible, regardless of data connection or the phone people are using.