… but that was before it was acquired by social media monster Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) earlier this year.
Monday morning, the photo-sharing service began a roll-out of online profiles that allow users to display their photos. The new web profiles bring Instagram closer in look and feel to parent-site Facebook. Visitors will not only see the filtered photos, but also a profile picture and biography of the user.
The intent is to make Instagram a true sister-site to Facebook so that users can easily go back and forth between the two to share discussions, comments and photos.
There is also a ‘like’ and ‘follow’ function in the new system, along with photo albums that allow visitors to see all of a users photos at once.