The interface of Instagram on iPad is similar to that of Twitter with the addition of a side menu. A novelty that is not yet visible on all devices.
According to several journalists from The Verge, the use of Instagram will clearly improve on iPad, photos posted on Twitter supporting. As a reminder, the CEO of Instagram had showered the hopes of users rices last February, indicating that an application for iPad was not relevant. On the other hand, the teams of the social network seem to have worked on a reworked version of the web interface.
It includes a sidebar with a shortcut to the search bar, an explorer tab, private messages, notifications, profile or even the possibility of creating a post. If you’re used to using Twitter, whether before or after its takeover by Elon Musk, you shouldn’t be out of place. We clearly feel the influence of the social network at the blue bird. We also notice that the buttons look much bigger than before, which should help usability.
Further down, there is a “More” button, which avoids going through your profile to access advanced settings, such as the possibility of changing accounts, accessing saved posts, etc.
When can we take advantage of it?
According to Meta spokesperson Christine Pai when asked about this update by The Verge, the update is more than a test. She says, “We are always working on ways to improve Instagram.com’s web experience for people. We recently made updates to modernize Instagram.com, including improving navigation, optimizing the video experience, and introducing a more immersive way to DM. »
By launching the application on the iPad of a member of the editorial staff, we realized that the interface had indeed changed, including in its French version. On the other hand, on two other accounts, we did not see the new interface. It is therefore likely that you will have to wait some time before taking advantage of it and it is not excluded that this is a test for the time being. Incidentally, let’s add that the new web interface is definitely the same on PC. Even if it is not strictly speaking a complete app, it is already taken.
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