How to Run Instagram in Full Screen Mode on iPad

Last Updated on 20/10/2022

How to Run Instagram in Full Screen Mode on iPad

Despite being among the most well-known social networks, Instagram hasn’t yet bothered to create a dedicated application for the iPad. This is a bit surprising given the iPad ecosystem, and is it is also disappointing for those who prefer tablets for social media. The only way to access Instagram on the iPad is to either install Instagram on the iPhone version or by accessing the app via a browser.

Instagram iPhone App vs Progressive Web App (On iPad)

However, the iPhone Instagram version Instagram is an unsatisfactory user experience with the iPad’s large screen. The reason for this is that Instagram is extremely small in terms of size and contains outdated features when compared with the iPhone app. Additionally, it is unable to make use of the iPad’s screen space even when you increase the app’s size. This will result in a low resolution. It’s also surprising that there’s no feature that supports landscape modes, either.

Instagram Progressive Web App for iPad

There is an easy way to use Instagram on your iPad in a more pleasant method, if not the most optimal. It’s as easy as downloading the Instagram’s progressive web application (PWA) for your tablet. It’s the most effective way to give Instagram app a full screen on the iPad. The PWA is pretty good on iPad as well as with or without Safari or Chrome browsers.

In contrast to that of the iPhone version, this one extends over the whole screen, and it does so in high-resolution. The web application allows you to view Instagram using landscape modes on your iPad which isn’t available in the native application.

There are some flaws as well, since it’s an app for the web and is not an app native to iPad.

For instance, you can’t upload a video, photo, and even post an Instagram story via the app on the internet, which is disappointing. However, you can look through stories, profiles, and posts from people who you follow on Instagram. Additionally, you can follow posts, like them, search profiles, find individuals, comment on posts and follow or unfollow users and view notifications, log into the profile of your account, as well as so much more.

Also read: How do you automatically switch Instagram into light mode for iPhone

How do I get Instagram in full-screen mode on iPad

Without further delay Let’s look at how to download the Instagram web application on your iPad.

  1. On iOS 13, go to instagram.com in Safari.
  2. Click on the “Share” button and select “Add to Home Screen”.
  3. Start Instagram’s Instagram web app on your home screen.
  4. Log into the Instagram account you have created. Instagram account.
  5. That’s it. Now you can explore Instagram in both landscape and portrait mode.

We’re still hoping Instagram launches an app native to the iPad that is designed specifically for iPad. In the meantime, this web application is a good option for iPad users, unless they wish to share updates or stories.

Tip credit: @joshuamarino

Also read: How do I watch YouTube Shorts on an iPad

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton