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Instagram Web Redesigned for Large Screens

Wed 09 Nov 2022 | 09:20 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Instagram announced an update for its desktop web app with a new design that takes better advantage of large screens rather than looking like a larger version of the mobile app.

Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri announced the update along with the new in-app scheduler revealed on Tuesday. 

"We know a lot of people use the web to multitask and we wanted to make sure Instagram was an as great experience as possible online," Mosseri said in a video. "So it is cleaner, faster, and easier to use and it’s designed now to take advantage of large-screen monitors."

The home, search, explore, messages, and notification menus were moved to a new side rail that collapses to icons depending on screen size. 

Stories are shown at the top, while your profile, suggestions, and more are off to the right. When selecting any menu option, the left menu bar remains, making navigation quicker and easier.

Earlier this month, media outlets reported that Meta is allowing creators on Instagram to develop their own non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and sell them directly to fans.

Through this update, creators will be able to access a toolkit that will help them create, showcase and sell NFTs. People on Instagram can buy the NFTs directly within the app.

Meta revealed that the process will take place via traditional in-app purchases across iOS and Android.