Instagram launched in 2010 as a photo-sharing app designed to capture picturesque moments of our lives. Since that time, it’s evolved into an established social network, a messaging tool, and an ad platform, which exists on both mobile and desktop.
While there is a desktop version, it has many limitations. Mobile provides the full feature set and typically a better experience for the majority of users.
The table below is a list of the key feature differences between the two of them.
Instagram Mobile vs. Desktop Feature Set
|Post an Update or Story||Yes||No|
|Share and update or story to Facebook||Yes||No|
|Send Message directly to connections||Yes||Yes||New Feature for Desktop roll-out in April 2020
|IGTV – Upload Video (1 min to 60 min)||Yes||Yes|
|Create Story Highlights||Yes||No|
|Share Stories & Messages with Friends||Yes||Yes|
|Search and Discover for New People||Yes||Yes|
|Manage New Followers||Yes||Yes|
|Manage Multiple Profiles / Accounts||Yes||No||A single user can manage up to 5 instagram accounts directly from within the mobile app.
|Download your Data||Yes||No||New Feature for Desktop roll-out in April 2020
Business Account Advantages
|Address & Location||Yes||Yes|
|Report & Analytics||Yes||No|