Nov 06, 2012 10:24AM

New Instagram Looks Suspiciously Like Facebook

Lurking just became even easier.
@badgalriri

Instagram, previously just an app for iPhone and Android, has launched an official web component meaning it will be even easier to lurk photos of shitty people you went to high school with/Rihanna smoking blunts. The new 'web profiles', which are being gradually rolled out over the next week, look A LOT like Facebook Timeline (unsurprising seeing as Facebook bought Instagram for a measly/not-measly-at-all $1billion in April).

Your new web profile will feature an animated, rotating mosaic of your (infuriating brunch-based) Instagram photos at the top, striking an uncanny resemblance to Facebook's cover shot. Also mimicking Facebook, your profile photo will be on the right hand side and other photos will cascade down the page. Clicking on a photo will bring it up to full size, also displaying likes and comments (which no doubt declare you as the next Annie Leibovitz).

 

Still designed with mobile devices in mind, you won't be able to upload photos from the web to Instagram, but you will be able to comment/like them and add others.

"We're excited about how Web Profiles will make it easier to browse and share content on the web for all our users," a statement issued by Instagram reads, which is pretty much just code for, "We're excited about how Web Profiles will make it easier to stalk your ex-partners and judge their new relationships from your desktop computer."

See if your web profile is up by visiting instagram.com/username.

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UPDATE [7 November 2012]: Hey, here's a heads-up via Mashable — put that shit on private (if you haven’t already) before the Web Profiles are rolled-out! If your profile is set to public, that means anyone will be able to see all of your photos and information from behind the anonymous veil of their computer screen.

UPDATE [8 November 2012]: Web profiles are coming to life! Is yours live? Ours is:

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