Instagram brings notifications tab for web users

Facebook-owned Instagram has now started showing notifications on its website.


Facebook-owned Instagram has now started showing notifications on its website. The notifications tab will alert each time you get a new follower and also when a friend joins Instagram. The move comes across interesting as Instagram usually keeps its features restricted to the mobile app.

First tipped off by Rob Poitras, a report by VentureBeat confirms that Instagram has already started rolling out the new update and its live for all. Looks like, Facebook has realised, in its bid to go all mobile, it may miss out on some desktop users. It should be noted that last year Facebook-owned WhatsApp launched on Web, and the company also introduced a dedicated site for messenger.com.

This new move comes soon after Instagram announced to offer a more personalised feed for its users. The company is using machine-learning technology, as well as other signals of interest, to determine how to sort content that you would be interested in, instead of its reverse chronological method. Instagram stated on its blog, the order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. Instagram's this decision has already started facing public ire.