Along with the ability to now schedule Instagram posts for up to 90 days, the web version of the app has seen a redesign with the goal of working better on larger screens.
Previously, the menu was at the top of your web browser, but it was usually in the way of the content you were watching, and everything was in a locked place. Now, each option is on a sidebar to the left of the screen, and when you select a post it zooms in, displaying itself on your screen.
If you’re looking for a new screen for Black Friday 2022 — and you usually have Twitter, Instagram, or even Mastodon open on your computer — we think it’s time to pick one up, now that Instagram looks a lot better in the browser than it did Before.
These improvements are slowly rolling out to everyone, and after being discontinued earlier this year as there was a bug restricting accounts, this is another good start in providing its users with what they actually want, rather than NFT collectibles.
Analysis – Instagram on the web, not the iPad, is a good move
🎉 New Features 🎉 Some ‘Ultimate Features’ I think you’ll be excited about… – Post scheduling (coming soon) – IG web updates pic.twitter.com/5tyMxWh1n8November 8, 2022
Let’s get the elephant out of the way — there’s still no word on a customized iPad version of Instagram from CEO Adam Mosseri. However, I agree with this approach.
I have said before how there is an urgent need to restart the iPad streak, both in its hardware and software, and you can already access Instagram using the iPhone version (Opens in a new tab). It’s not optimized for a tablet, but it works. However, the updated web version mitigates this further.
With the new update to the browser version of the app, scrolling through Instagram and creating posts on my M1 iPad Pro (2021) in Safari is now as intuitive as using it on my iPhone.
There was a time when you would see the iPhone app first, followed by the iPad app with “HD” placed at the end of the name. Twelve years after the iPad debut, and a constant demand from some has been Instagram for the iPad — it’s time to let those cries subside.
Web browsers have reached a point of flexibility and power where you can now easily create content – not just consuming content like you used to in the late 90’s with forums and MSN Messenger chats for example.
Instagram works great on other devices where it can be accessed through a bookmark, and on my iPad and 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021), which is good enough for most users, myself included.