Instagram is rolling out an improved web interface – but the iPad app is still not on the way – Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META)


Meta Platforms Inc. META instagram has updated its web interface but has no immediate plans to create a dedicated app for Apple Inc. AAPL iPad.

What happened: Instagram’s web interface now has a slightly redesigned version, featuring a navigation sidebar with links to pages like search, explore, messages, and notifications. Previously, users had to navigate through unlabeled buttons at the top, according to The Verge.

“We are always working on ways to improve’s web experience for people. We recently made updates to modernize, including improving navigation, optimizing the video experience and introducing a more immersive way to DM,” the Meta spokesperson said. Christine Pai told The Verge, hinting that the changes are more than a test.

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Why it matters: The development comes at a time when millions of iPad users are forced to settle for an iPhone-sized Instagram app experience or browse the platform on a web browser. instagram CEO Adam Mosseri earlier reiterated that creating an iPad app is not a high priority.

The aforementioned changes aren’t the same as having a dedicated app designed for tablets, but it’s still a step in the right direction. The new improvements and the addition of larger and clearer touch/click targets will likely receive positive feedback from users interacting with the desktop site, the report noted.

During the third quarter earnings report, Instagram was Meta’s only saving grace.

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