Instagram is now testing a feature that enables users to create and publish a post using a web browser from a desktop computer. Facebook has confirmed the news as images of the feature began surfacing online.
Users of Instagram have been quite vocal in wanting a way to create posts straight from their desktop and browser. However, a method of doing so has been sorely missed. As Bloomberg reports, Facebook has confirmed that the feature is being tested. “We know that many people access Instagram from their computer,” company spokesperson Christine Pai stated. “To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram with their desktop browser.”
Prior to Facebook’s statement, social media consultant Matt Navarra posted a series of screenshots demonstrating how Instagram’s desktop posting feature will shape out.
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) June 24, 2021
Based on the screenshots Navarra posted, users will be able to select the orientation they wish to post. Filters and an edit function will also be available prior to publishing. Users will also be able to add in a caption, Alt text, and select whether or not to post the location alongside the piece of media. All features shown in Navarra’s screenshots are fairly standard and what you’d expect to see from a desktop posting feature from Instagram.
There’s no word on when the internal testing will expand and be available to the general public. Instagram has proven to have a slower turnaround when it comes to releasing new core features for its desktop version.