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?