Instagram for Windows 10 tablets

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram yesterday catered to the ‘Other’ category of mobile users by releasing an app for Windows 10 tablets. So what the heck is going on here? Last time I checked, Apple was still king of the hill in terms of tablet shipments and iOS (26 percent) was second only to Android (65 percent) in terms of tablet operating system share, while Windows tablets captured the remaining nine percent share.

“Instagram for Windows 10 tablets includes all of your favorite features, including Instagram Stories, Direct and Explore,” according to Instagram.

Owners of Windows 10 devices can also use the app to capture, edit and share photos directly from their tablet though Microsoft cautions other Windows 10 devices “may not support certain features, like the ability to capture and upload photos and videos”.

This bizarre restrictions means you must have a Windows 10 tablet like Microsoft’s Surface Pro or PC with a touchscreen, such as the company’s Surface Book device, to be able to actually upload images.

Instagram for Windows 10 tablets is available for download at no charge from the Windows App Store. In April, Instagram also released an app for Windows 10 Mobile.

According to Microsoft last month, Windows 10 was running on more than 400 million devices globally, up from 200 million in January.

So, is Instagram going to finally release an app for the iPad, do you think? Would it make sense to have Instagram for iPad and would you use it if it came out?

Source: Instagram

  • askep3

    Lol instagram what are you thinking

  • Clearly instagram is not thinking.

  • Riley Freeman

    facebook has been going out of their way to not show so much love to IOS so this is not surprising. Plus wouldnt surprise me if microsoft gave them something on the side

    • That there sir is called a bribe… something I doubt Microsoft and/or Facebook would be interested in partaking in. Highly unlikely scenario.

  • Unlike other comments here, I believe Instagram knows exactly what it’s doing. Having a windows 10 app is a testing ground for a tablet app. They get to test layout, design, features and gather data on what works best and what doesn’t. From there they can build an iPad app that will be great from the start.

    • askep3

      That makes sense, I didn’t think about that!

    • stylesbeyond

      really! its the same app works the same on the iPad if you’re jailbroken use retina pad works just like it does on the iPhone it wouldn’t take much to do for the iPad

  • Andrieux Querido

    IDB. Please this pictures are too small.

  • Jibbley Gravey

    Bunch of idiots… Everyone wanted it for years… photos on a fkn phone? da fuk… we have TABLETS… it’s not that hard to convert it… can be done in ONE hour… literally…

  • Noohar
  • MrColobus

    Works great on Surface Pro 4 except you can’t upload images unless they’re taken on the device. Even the Windows 10 Mobile version allows this!

    Just trying to find a way round that now……

    • MrColobus

      …and until I read this I just assumed it was on the iPad already. That surprised me.

  • Brian van der Spuy

    I downloaded the app onto my laptop, to see what it would do. As it turns out, it does nothing. At all. Can’t make head or tails of it. Plus, it slows down the machine to the point where you can’t get anything else done either. 🙂