Instagram is one of the most well-known social media platforms and is used worldwide. Every gadget user accesses Instagram. When it comes to tablets and foldables, which have larger screens, there need to be exclusive UI features for an enhanced experience. Instagram’s users have been asking for a tablet-friendly user interface for years. A new user interface (UI) for bigger displays, such as tablets and foldable devices, has been unveiled by Instagram. Instagram for Android users received this upgrade progressively over the past few weeks.
Samsung’s new foldable Galaxy Z Fold 5 can enable this new tablet-optimized UI feature of Instagram. Coming to the features this updated design offers, the stories will be at the top of the user interface, and the Instagram feed will be extended over both screen sides. Reels are kept inside a fixed aspect ratio with padding provided by black bars. The significant change that accompanied the feature is the usage of a side-mounted navigation rail over the application.
The change that the new sidebar UI offers on Instagram is the addition of alerts and direct messages to the bottom bar’s normal array of buttons for home, search, new posts, reels, messages, and the user profile. Despite favourable reviews for the new layout on Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones, the distribution has been uneven. As of now, it is unknown whether other Samsung foldables and tablets will receive this feature. It is notable that this UI does not appear to be offered on other foldables, such as Google’s Pixel Fold.
Since the brand new Galaxy Z Fold 5 received the feature, we can anticipate the Galaxy Tab S9 series to access the upgraded UI design. With the rise of Android tablets and the growing popularity of foldable devices, Google has been promoting improved support for big displays with the introduction of Android 12L. Android 12L, Google’s customized software experience for tablets and foldables, enhances multitasking capabilities on large displays.
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