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Video demo shows off Universal Instagram app for Windows 10?

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A video posted to YouTube reveals what appears to be the long awaited Universal Instagram app for Windows 10. The video comes from WindowsblogItalia and if your Italian is not up to speed, don't fret. Just turn off the sound and enjoy the video. And enjoy it you will if you already own a Windows 10 Mobile phone, or a Windows Phone 8.1 powered handset that will eventually be updated. And since it is a Universal app, those with a PC or a tablet running on Windows 10 should be smiling too.

The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile is said to be in a closed beta test, and appears to be full of features. That is because it is reportedly a port of the iOS Instagram app. Unfortunately, that raises the probability of some bugs developing, and there does seem to be an issue with the photo gallery.

You can watch the app in action by clicking on the video at the top of the story. In the slideshow below, you can find some screenshots of the app in use. Remember that this has not been officially announced by Facebook, so you might want to use your cynical filter while viewing the clip and the still shots.


source: WindowsBlogItalia (translated) via MSPowereuser

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posted on 06 Mar 2016, 18:47 6

1. meanestgenius (Posts: 9673; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Nice to see some news on the Windows 10 Universal App front. And if it's an iOS port like it says in the article, then I wonder what other iOS apps are being ported over to Windows Phone? My interest are definitely piqued.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:52

6. sip1995 (Posts: 1551; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Facebook and Messenger i think...

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 04:53 1

8. jontaylor07 (Posts: 162; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


I honestly don't know of any iOS apps that I don't have on Windows that I would like to use, other than Snapchat. But I wonder if game developers will be taking advantage of this tool once it's widely available.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:50

11. meanestgenius (Posts: 9673; Member since: 28 May 2014)


That would be awesome!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:26

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


All of the Candy Crush ones are ios ports, they were the first

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 20:24 1

2. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1590; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The apps on iOS are generally regarded as the finest when compared to Android or any other platform. This could potentially be a game-changer for Windows Mobile and I'm very interested. I could care less about Instagram since I've never even used it but I recognize its popularity.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 22:09

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1344; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Those are nice collection of pics though (or a particular one :P) Lol

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 04:54

9. jontaylor07 (Posts: 162; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


I saw the pictures and I thought "This seems a bit unprofessional." But then I realized this is an Italian site so this is probably within the norm for them.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:26

4. jamesbradley (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


iOS platform is best from all!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 04:55

10. jontaylor07 (Posts: 162; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


Based on what? iOS certainly has the best (or biggest) developer community, but there are other criteria.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:43

5. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Finally! MS announced in their Keynote on October 6,2015 that Facebook will be developing Universal Apps for Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. I hope this app to be released soon

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:55

7. sip1995 (Posts: 1551; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Yes they did, but first MS need to make Windows 10 Mobile available to users, so Facebook (and others) can make Universal apps.

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