Why Doesn’t the iPad Have Its Own Instagram App? Blame Limited Resources, Instagram CEO Claims


You’ve probably heard of Instagram, right? It’s a scrappy little photo app that is just out there trying to make it against titans like Snapchat, among others.

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Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels.

At least that’s the impression you would get from recent comments by Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri. You see, people have wondered for some time when the iPad would get its own Instagram app and not some Frankensteined version of the iPhone app just blown up for the big screen.

Well, you see, Instagram only has so many resources and an iPad app isn’t a priority for the company. That makes sense…until you think about who’s talking here. You’re telling me that Instagram is struggling to get together the resources for an iPad app?

Needless to say, I wasn’t the only person skeptical of that statement. And the Internet is more than proud to make their opinions known.

Some of the choicer comments collected by PetaPixel include:

From @ChrisWelch on Twitter:

“He also said Instagram “would like to build an iPad app.”

“But we only have so many people, and lots to do, and it hasn’t bubbled up as the next best thing to do yet.”

The iPad is 10 years old. Maybe by the time it’s 20, then?”

And @KirkDouglasSD

“LMAO, meanwhile small teams have universal apps without issue, often at launch. GTFO @instagram 😂🤣😂”

Well, to Instagram’s credit, it doesn’t look like the lack of an iPad app has hurt it.

Do you use an iPad regularly? Are you also an Instagrammer? Would an app for that platform be something you would use? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section below if you like.

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