Instagram pulls its app on Apple Watch

Cerina Cruz
Cerina Cruz April 3, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 11:00 AM

Instagram is the latest among several apps that have removed themselves from the Apple Watch. The app joins Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Slack in a slew of apps that have abandoned their Apple Watch counterpart. As of its recent app update on the iPhone, Instagram will no longer be available on the smartwatch.

A couple of days ago, Apple had placed new restrictions on non-native Apple Watch apps, requiring them to run on their watchOS 2 SDK if not a later version. The requirements were made to improve the device’s performance and speed.

Instagram has not stated whether the removal is temporary or for good.

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