Thursday, December 22, 2022

Problems With Instagram and Flickr Sites on iPad

Juli Clover:

As of iPadOS 16, some Instagram users who access the iPhone version of the app on their iPad have noticed that it’s not working properly on the iPad’s display, making it impossible to post stories, see the full content of images, access polls, and more.


Story text from others is cut off depending on the layout of an image, and there are graphical errors with interactive Instagram post elements like polls and text entry boxes.

Meanwhile, with Flickr, there is an iOS app that works on iPad, but its features are limited. I can access the desktop site in Safari, but only after cancelling out of an alert that tries to open the app. Even then it shows a Universal Links banner constantly. I can’t get drag and drop on the Organize page to work.

You’d think photo services would be an important use for iPads, but they don’t seem to be prioritizing it.


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Flickr is and always has been quite unusable on iPad for serious organising, both the app (which is very limited) and the website (requires drag & drop a lot which doesn't work with touch). Nothing has changed since Smugmug took over. I am still a subscriber because all my stuff is there but I consider it dead.

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