In an effort to keep up with the overwhelming demand for online profiles, Instagram has rolled out its very own web-based forum. The outline is very similar to Facebook’s timeline and cover photo layout. This comes at no surprise since Facebook’s acquisition of the company in April of this year.
The “cover” portion of user profiles will display a selection of recent captures, some alternating in a slide show fashion. At this time, all the displayed photos cannot be customized or rearranged. Below the mosaic style cover image is a brief bio and a small inset profile picture. In the ‘timeline’ portion of the page all photos posted to Instagram are shown as thumbnails and arranged in chronological order.
If you’re an Instagram user you can check out your profile by following the provided URL: http://Instagram.com/your user name
The lack of customization features and absent news feed makes me question how many people will actually use this profile-based site. What are your thoughts on Instagram’s move to the World Wide Web?