Instagram, one of the biggest social media application which is used by millions of people worldwide. It is pretty famous among people because of its easy connectivity and easy photos, video sharing abilities as well. But if you’re an iPad user you should know how to get Instagram for iPad.
Instagram is a pretty popular application when it comes to an iPhone, although the same can’t be stated for the iPads. Since, just like Whatsapp, Instagram doesn’t offer any application for iPad, which is a sad part for most of the iPad users.
So, the question arises, Is there any way you can use Instagram on your iPad and use it to post stuff directly onto it? Well, the answer to the question is yes there are some ways you can use Instagram on your iPad and that too the following article explains just that. Meaning that the following article will guide you on how you can use Instagram on your iPad and can post on to it directly from your iPad.
So, Let’s get started.
Why there is No Instagram for iPad?
The question which is frequently asked from the devs present there at the Insta headquarters is why there is no Instagram for iPads or why there ain’t any iPad versions. Well, as for the developers they issued a statement stating that they are currently focusing over the iPhone and Android smartphones. Although, they also mentioned that it’s pretty odd that they haven’t really given a thought of creating a tablet version of the application since the posh and lush photos there on the Instagram will look absolutely fabulous and gorgeous on the big screen.
They also stated that they might give a thought on creating the iPad version of the application in the near future.
How to use Instagram on iPad?
As explained above, there isn’t a particular Instagram app for iPad available at the moment, although the company has announced that in certain future they will be thinking of making one, but well what if you want it before then that? There is still a way you can use Instagram on your iPad without even it being on it, although keep in mind that it won’t have the same experience as that of the iPhone’s or Android devices one. Since it doesn’t have the optimization specially done keeping the iPad in mind.
Therefore, the different ways you can use Instagram on your iPad are as follows:
Method 1: Downloading Instagram on your iPad (App Store)
Well, if you are confused with the heading, then don’t be because the Instagram app is not optimized for iPads doesn’t mean that it ain’t available for download as well. But, as for the issue, there is one slight of it, The Appstore present there on the iPad shows major search result’s regarding iPad only applications. Although, you can still type in “Instagram” in the search bar of the Appstore. Well, you will be displayed with the relevant applications based on your search, which will generally not include the Instagram application itself, rather you’ll find a lot of add ons and filters based on Instagram search, Although if you give it some time and fiddle a bit more, you’ll be able to find iPhone apps only section consisting of Instagram in it.
Apart from going through the hassle of fiddling around you can either tap on the filter section of the Appstore and can simply change the entry for ‘Supports’ from ‘iPad Only’ to iPhone Only’. This will provide you with an easy search result for the Instagram, simply tap on the “Get” button in front of the icon and you’re good to go.
Keep in mind, you might face issues regarding these iPhone only applications since they are not formed to be run on the iPads as they don’t hold the desired optimizations required by iPads. Although the major issue will be that the Instagram application will be displayed at the doubled size (Forced) making it look a bit rough and grainy, however, you still have an option to simply tap on the 1X button, in that case, the resolution will be reduced to the normal size, but then it will simply sit in the center of your iPad in an iPhone screen size window.
In order to search the Instagram application, you can still use the suggested method or can directly Click Here.
Method 2: Browse Instagram Using a Web Browser
Another convenient and most profound and healthy method is of using Instagram as a Web application. Well, you can simply head on to safari and type in the Instagram and then log in to and keep using it. It is a total sweet option you can have if you want to experience Instagram in the best way possible on your iPad. You can also add it to your Homescreen and simply resume viewing it just like an application on your iPad.
Although people might complain about it since Web apps are really not applications, still it is better to have something than nothing.
Method 3: Alternative of Instagram for iPad
Well, this might be a little new to many of you, you can actually get alternative methods to view your Instagram feed on your iPad with the help of these alternative options. Just keep a note that, all the application provided below, lets you scroll and view your feed, they don’t allow you to post photos or videos or any kind of media to your feed. The only thing you can do is add likes and comments to your feed available on Instagram.
It is mainly because Instagram restricts 3rd party application to add data like videos and photos to it, meaning that it restricts your interaction with Instagram using 3rd party application. Although these are as follows:
1. Pictacular For iPad
Picatacular, a free application that allows the user to scroll through the feed of your Instagram on the iPad itself. The best thing about this application is how you can view your feeds. The layout, its look, and feel are pretty impressive. It makes it pretty easy to view photos and scroll through them. It works just like Instagram, you will first need to log into your account using your credentials, and then you’ll be able to view your images just like you view images on Pinterest. You can also tap on the images to enlarge them and can scroll easily through them just by swiping either left or right.
Although if you’re looking to comment you can’t really do that since it restricts commenting to any of the posts, also you can only view up to 3 comments, which adds up to the another downsize of the application. However, it does allow you to like the posts. But if you are a fan of commenting and often find yourself commenting on the posts, well you can try other application in the list.
2. Padgram For iPad
Another option which also tends to be absolutely free and hence allows you to view your Instagram feed as well is of Padgram. It is an application similar to the “Pictacular”, although differs in look and feels as well as functioning. It provides users with the various feature, my personal favourite being, the ability to browse in landscape mode as well, meaning that you no longer have to stick to the portrait mode. As explained before, you need to sign in to your Instagram account using your credentials in order for you to view the feed.
This application almost offers everything that Instagram has to offer, such as you can view the images on a map where they are geotagged. Meaning that, if someone takes a photo at a particular location and tag it on their photo you’ll be able to see where the image was actually taken, which can help you view the images from a particular place if you want that.
This particular application also allows you to share the image on different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Apart from that, the only con about the application is that there are no swipe features in it, which tends to make an application a lot more fun and intuitive. That particular con will be the only change recommended in the application.
If you find yourself in a doubt or you simply don’t want to share your accounts credential with any of the 2 3rd party application, there always is an option for you to opt for the other 2 methods explained in this article.
Well, as we have explained the various method on how you can use Instagram on your iPad, it is always suggested that you opt for the safest way possible, since in this cyber driven world it is pretty easy to share your data as well as hack your account, although the 2 3rd party application stated above prooved to be completely safe and leak proof.
Apart from that, the article also explains the reason behind why there is not an iPad version of the Instagram since Instagram is the only application which is on a quest to conquer the social networking market with a pretty fast pace.
So, you can simply go through the article and opt for the Method you feel suits the best for you.