Instagram has been a part of our lives for the better part of a decade. However, it’s always been a bit of a mystery of why the app isn’t on the iPad yet. But we may have finally got our answer.
The CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, held an AMA through his Instagram Stories, as reported by 9to5Mac. Chris Welch from The Verge came across Mosseri’s AMA. On Twitter, Welch posted a few highlights of the AMA as Mosseri answered various questions, including why a small number of users on Instagram never see ads on the platform. Following that, Mosseri’s AMA continued and began to explain why the company has not developed an Instagram app for the iPad.
He also said Instagram “would like to build an iPad app.”
“But we only have so many people, and lots to do, and it hasn’t bubbled up as the next best thing to do yet.”
The iPad is 10 years old. Maybe by the time it’s 20, then?
— Chris Welch (@chriswelch) February 15, 2020
According to the AMA, Mosseri explained: “We’d like to build an iPad app, but we only have so many people and lots to do, and it hasn’t bubbled up as the next best thing to do yet.”
This became a bit of a shock to most as Instagram has been fairly tight-lipped on why the development of an iPad app was never a priority. As of now, any users wanting to edit and upload photos to Instagram on an iPad must jump through a number of hoops, making the experience very obtuse.
Unfortunately, it seems as though we’ll still have a while to wait until Instagram hits the iPad if it ever does.