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Instagram starts showing notifications on the Web

by Todd Haselton | March 23, 2016March 23, 2016 6:00 am PST


Does anyone really use Instagram on the web-based client? I prefer to do my photo stalking from a smartphone, but it actually does offer a pretty great experience online, too. Now Instagram’s site is getting even better.

The company recently rolled out notifications for all users. That means, if you leave the tab open, you’ll see small notifications for actions on your Instagram account. You’ll get alerts when people follow you, heart a photo, leave a comment and more. If you miss a notification, you can just tap the notification box to see a list of everything that happened. The update seems to have rolled out quietly but was confirmed to VentureBeat earlier this week.

I think I’ll stick to the mobile app – I see no need to be constantly nose-deep in the service, but I imagine famous people, brand managers, and other folks who spend their days on Instagram will appreciate the update.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...