Instagram is one step closer to not being “just a mobile app,” after the platform added desktop in-browser notifications.
Amidst news of its co-founders leaving the company, Instagram found the opportunity to launch yet one more feature that brings the app one step closer to being a fully-operating desktop platform. I’m talking about the desktop in-browser notifications.
If you have opened Instagram on your desktop recently, you will have noticed that the platform is now inviting you to turn on desktop notifications. Once you accept, you will start receiving notifications when you have new followers, likes or comments you may have missed.
It works on all major browsers, including Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
This update brings the desktop (web app) version of Instagram even closer to its mobile app. However, you will still need to rely on the mobile app to upload content or engage in conversation through Instagram Direct.
But is that really what we want?
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