Instagram Looking More Like Facebook

by Nate Wooley | November 6, 2012 2:39 pm

Instagram Looking More Like Facebook

instagram Instagram Looking More Like Facebook[1]Instagram once billed itself as a small intimate place for users to share and filter pictures …

… but that was before it was acquired by social media monster Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[2]) earlier this year.

Monday morning, the photo-sharing service began a roll-out of online profiles[3] 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.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/instagram.png
  2. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  3. began a roll-out of online profiles: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/instagram-web-profiles-make-private-photos-little-more-public-1C6891683
  4. Facebook Tests Yet Another New Layout: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/facebook-tests-yet-another-new-layout/
  5. Tumblr Comes Tumbling Down: Outage for Millions of Blogs: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/tumblr-comes-tumbling-down-outage-for-millions-of-blogs/
  6. Twitter Adding Photo Filtering to Arsenal: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/twitter-adding-photo-filtering-to-arsenal/

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