Instagram is following in its parent Facebook‘s footsteps and is finally making couple of important changes to its service by making it much more accessible to those left out of its app-centric experience.

Image: Mashable

In an all important and much-needed update, the photo sharing platform now gives users the ability to actually share pics outside the IG app, through mobile web.

The new mobile utility could prove be the key to pushing the Instagram past the billion user mark. The app recently rolled out offline functionality for Android users in a similar move.

Among the other minor updates, mobile web users can now browse through feeds and profiles, search, and find posts in the Explore tab, gaining a more thorough experience on the service ever than before.

While confirming the new functionality to Mashable, an Instagram spokesperson said:

“ (accessed from mobile) is a web experience optimized for mobile phones,” they wrote. “It’s designed to help people have a fuller experience on Instagram no matter what device or network they are on.”

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