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6tag for Windows Phone gets Instagram Direct

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6tag for Windows Phone gets Instagram Direct
Some have been pointing to the official Instagram app launching on Windows Phone as a sign of the growing legitimacy of the platform, and it very well could be. But, if you are a Windows Phone user, and you want an actual working and useful Instagram app, the likelihood is that you're using 6tag, and not Instagram Beta.

Whereas Instagram Beta is... well, a beta product, and a very early beta at that. The official Instagram app can't take photos or video (photos can be taken and shared via the stock camera app, but video cannot), the app can't play videos in your stream, and the app only recently got the option to tag people in photos. However, 6tag allows you to do all of those things, and a bit more now. 

6tag just got an update today which adds in Instagram Direct, the new private sharing feature for Instagram. Some have likened the feature to Snapchat, but that's not accurate. In reality, Instagram Direct is simply a private group section of Instagram. Everything works as it has with tags and comment stream, but instead of being public, the media is only shared with a small group or a single person. There is not auto-destruct like with Snapchat, but the person who originally shared something can delete it and it will be removed from everyone's devices. 

The new update of 6tag also offers an improved UI. 

Download: Instagram Beta
source: WPCentral

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posted on 24 Dec 2013, 00:41 2

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Cannot wait til I get my Lumia 1520 in a couple of weeks! This will be one of the first apps I'll download!

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 00:48 3

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


posted on 24 Dec 2013, 04:11 3

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

What a great platform.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 04:41 4

4. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

& great developers!

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 05:44 5

5. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Right in time for my recently purchased Lumia 920

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 10:26

6. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

i do not like it, the button "like" was taking away and I cannot see any thing that I liked before. :(

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