Up until now, Instagram profiles have only been viewable from the app (or through some sort of a third-party site/client). But AllThingsD reports that you'll now be able to fire up any web browser and have access to any public Instagram account, making it approximately 1000000% easier to stalk people using the service. Oh, and did I mention it basically looks like the design of its Facebook overlord?
The service had previously allowed you to view photos on a one-off basis (provided you had a direct link), and only recently allowed users to like and comment on photos from the browser. Now comes a much larger expansion out of the app and onto a more universal platform: HTML.
Like Facebook, each profile has a banner image up top which culls images from your instagram account, and a square overlay for a profile pic. But below is a design much cleaner and easier on the eyes. Thumbnails are laid out in a clean grid, organized by date. Click an image and you're directed to the individual photo pages we've all seen before.