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Instagram for Windows 10 now supports tablets and PCs

by Killian Bell | October 14, 2016October 14, 2016 5:00 am PST

The official Instagram app for Windows 10, which made its initial debut back in April, is now compatible with tablets and PCs. Just like the mobile version, the app lets you edit and upload photos and Stories, enjoy Instagram Direct, and more.

Instagram has never really had much of a presence beyond mobile. You can now enjoy Instagram in your web browser on a tablet or PC, but you can’t use the website to upload images or to take advantage of many other popular features.

Even on iOS, Instagram is only optimized for iPhone; if you install it on an iPad, you just get the mobile version, supersized. But that’s no longer the case if you own a Windows 10 tablet or PC, for which Instagram is now fully “optimized,” Microsoft says.

Alongside photo editing and uploading, the Windows 10 app lets you view Stories, use Instagram Direct, receive rich and native notifications, and access things like search, explore, profile, and feed. It also comes with a nifty Live Tile.

The experience is better on tablets, where the Instagram app takes up most of the screen in portrait mode, than it is on desktops, where the interface only takes up about a third of the display, leaving the rest blank. Nevertheless, it’s better than nothing.

You can download Instagram for Windows 10 today from the Windows Store by following the source link below.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...