Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Like on Snapchat and Instagram, these updates will disappear after 24 hours. They can tap it to take a photo or to add a photo from their library.

Facebook-owned Instagram introduced its Stories for mobile web in September this year.

Announced this morning, with availability said to rollout widely over the coming weeks, users who are logged into their account on www.instagram.com will see a new "Camera" icon in the top left corner of their feed. The company has now rolled out an update after which users will be able to post stories from the mobile web apart from watching them.

Additionally, you can now save posts you'd like to revisit later.

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They won't be able to use Instagram's augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Just click the little bookmark icon underneath a post to privately save it. The latest update will be part of Instagram version 22 and it is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Earlier, the photo-sharing app introduced Superzoom feature through which users will get an extremely close-ups that can be used to make amusing videos with some dramatic sound effects.

The mobile web features could give Instagram Stories a boost in the developing world, where some users don't have new enough phones or cheap enough data to download native apps.

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks on the planet.

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