Instagram appears to be testing a new feature that will allow users to post to the social network from their web browser for the first time. Currently, the only way to post on Instagram is to use one of their mobile apps. And there is no iPad app either.
The move to offer web-based uploading is something that will be welcomed by those posting images shot with a high-end camera rather than smartphones, as was originally intended when Instagram was launched long ago.
The Instagram tests were spotted by developer and leaker Alessandro Paluzzi and reported by MacRumors.
Based on what Paluzzi shared, it appears that users will still be able to apply the filters that we are so used to, while video will also be something that can be uploaded. This seems to be essentially the Instagram upload experience that people are used to, but via web browser with drag and drop enabled.
It is unknown when any of this will kick in, or indeed if it ever will. The lack of an iPad app should tell everyone how fast Instagram does these things.
Making it easy to publish images from cameras could be a big problem and now would be a good time to enjoy one of the best digital cameras out there. You know, just to get ready.