Instagram Launches Badges to Promote New Web ProfilesBy: Josh Wolford - November 21, 2012
After seeing signs that it was on the way for a few months, Instagram finally launched web profiles for its growing user base. Accessible by going to Instagram.com/username, the web profiles feature your profile photo, bio, and all of your recent photos. Instagram also gives users the ability to like and comments on photos, as well as follow new users via the web. Instagram used to put of of its eggs in a big mobile basket, but they have been slowly but surely moving toward a bigger web presence.
Now, in order to promote that snazzy new web profiles, the company is unveiling Instagram Badges.
“Today, we are very excited to launch Instagram badges, a tool that will help you link to and promote your Instagram web profile. Add them to your personal blog, brand website, or campaign promotions to direct new followers to your Instagram web profile and encourage others to discover and engage with your Instagram content,” says Instagram in a blog post.
All you have to do is log in and visit the Instagram Badges page. From there, you can select which badge you want to display on your blog. There are currently 5 different options – 4 different sized camera logos and one that reads “view on Instagram.”
All that’s left to do is copy your code and add it to you site. Now, people can easily find you on Instagram and interact with your content from the web.