Instagram adds the ability to embed profiles on third-party sites

Instagram has added another way to promote your Instagram account outside of the app – embedding a mini profile on third-party sites.

Now users will be able to place a profile thumbnail on their site. Previously, you could only embed a publication this way.

It’s hard to say how useful this update will be. Usually, the link to Instagram is placed as an icon in the footer of the site and there is no need to embed the entire account.

On the other hand, a good use case for thumbnails is to embed them in blogger articles and collections. At the same time, embedding a profile still looks less useful than embedding posts.

While Instagram profile embedding is being tested and is available to US users.