Instagram BAM! Instagram Web Profiles Coming Soon
Two days ago, Instagram announced that they will be launching web profiles, accesible and viewable on your computer.
For the uninitiated, Instagram was a strictly phone app, up until now. Within next week, all Instagrammers will have their own profile accesible via instagram.com/username
All the other functions (like Follow, share, comment, etc) will also be available to web users.
What Does It Mean?
Instagram (read Facebook) is making a play for Pinterest.
Twitter has short message service. Facebook has the mainstreamers. Pinterest has visual content.
With Instagram available via the web, there will be very little functional difference between it and Pinterest. And with the money, experience, and leverage boost Instagram gets from its parent (Facebook), Pinterest might be in trouble.
How do you think people will use their Instagram web profiles?