Instagram on iPad

By | September 3, 2014

Instagram on iPad is an online social networking app that allows users share videos and photos. It was launched in October, 2010 and has grown with a remarkable speed already having over 100 million active users. Instagram is available across several smartphones and tablets with the iOS and Android operating software. It comes for free and is distributed through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store.

Instagram app

Instagram App


With Instagram, users are able to take videos and photos, and share them on a number of social networking platforms such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Tumblr. Instagram has the distinctive feature of confining photos to a square shape like that of Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images. This is in contrast to the conventional 4:3 aspect ratio typical to mobile device cameras.

Padgram App

Padgram App


Instagram is a fast and easy way of sharing photos and videos. It however has a limit to the duration of the video, which is 15 seconds. This is why it is largely regarded as a photo app. The fun and ease that come with using Instagram has been largely attributed to its immense acceptance and use by smartphone users, especially those of the younger generations.

To use the Instagram app on the iPad or any device for that matter, you need to create an account. Of course this is after the app has been downloaded from the iTunes App store. All you need for the account creation is your username and password; and you are good to go.

Infinitgallery App

Infinitgallery App

Alternative Instagram Apps

Not until very recently, the Instagram was not available on the iTunes App store, meaning ipad users and others with smartphones that run on the iOS had no access to Instagram. This gap was however bridged by the introduction of different third party apps in for instagram in the iTunes App store. A number of iOS developers have taken their time to make sure ipad users do not miss out of the fun and excitement that comes with using instagram. Some of the third party apps that are available for ipad users wanting the explore Instagram include Flow for Instagram, Retro for Instagram, Padgram, Instapad,Iris, Pictacular and Infinitgallery.  Some of these apps are available for free, while some developers charge a one-time fee to have users download some. The Flow for Instagram app is a very good Instagram app available for users and it comes for free.


Instagram is easy to use and so are the other third party apps. With the tap of a few buttons, users can easily snap and share photos with friends across the various supported social networking sites. Instagram also comes with the photo filter feature that allows users edit their photos before publishing them. Sierra, Amaro, Hudson and Rise are some of the available filters.

Flow Instagram App

Flow Instagram App

Users can configure their account to post photos to any social media sites or sent by email. With constant work carried on by the team of developers in Instagram, ipad users are sure to get regular updates from Instagram and other third party app developers.

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