Photo sharing app Glass comes to the iPad for the first time

Glass On Ipad
Glass On Ipad (Image credit: Daniel Agee)

What you need to know

  • Glass has a new iPad app, bringing the photo sharing service to more devices.
  • Glass is extending the two-week free trial for both new and existing users.

Glass is a popular photo sharing app and until now, it's been iPhone only. That's all changing however and a new iPad version of the app can be downloaded right now.

Glass has been around on iPhone for a little while now and while some might argue that it's similar to Instagram, it's actually quite different. You won't find photos of sandwiches, for example. Glass is all about photography and that's borne out by the subscription element. Glass isn't free and costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 for the year. There's a two-week free trial and that's being extended to everyone as part of this iPad launch, too. New users get four weeks total, existing users get two weeks free — pretty cool!

Glass is coming to iPad! Nothing feels quite like it — it's so easy to get lost in your feed or a Category. Total immersion in the photography. iPad has immediately become our favorite way to experience Glass. We have more we want to talk about, but go download it right now and then come back.

Glass is a great option for people who are tired of watching Instagram turn into somewhere people post average photos of boring things. With Glass, every seems like a work of art and is, frankly, way beyond anything I'm ever likely to create. But if you're a photographer and you want to share your work, Glass is a great place to be. It isn't a bad place to just browse the results of everyone else's creativity, either.

Glass for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.