6tag for Windows Phone is the closest thing to having Instagram on Windows Phone 8

6tag for Windows Phone is the closest thing to having Instagram on Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone users thought that they had finally struck paydirt when Nokia's Chris Weber apparently told a local paper in Thailand that Instagram was finally coming to the Windows Phone platform. But it turned out that the Nokia executive was misquoted. So it is back to third party Instagram providers for those whose phone is powered by Microsoft's mobile OS.

A new third party Instagram client has appeared in the Windows Phone Store that offers Windows Phone 8 users a complete Instagram experience, including video uploads. 6tag, formerly known as 6tagram, is the first 100% API compliant Instagram app for Windows Phone 8 devices. Other third party apps had to either specialize in uploading pictures, while others could only view Instagram member's sites. Then when Instagram added video to the mix, it created another wave of limited third party apps.

6tag, which will eventually be available for Windows Phone 7.x models, offers original filters like XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and more. You can record video and cut scenes  with unlimited picture uploads and sharing to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare. Yes, you can hand out "Likes" and make comments while geotagging your posts. You can even use the back and front camera on your phone. 6tag has just added NFC sharing which allows users of the app to share Instagram pictures to Windows Phone or Android users via NFC.

6tag is free to download although it will take a $1.29 in-app purchase to eliminate ads while an in-app purchase of $1.49 lets you upload video. Everyone gets one free video upload to test out the app. You can find the app in the Windows Phone Store.

source: 6tag via WMPoweruser, WPCentral



1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Wp have lots of potential. If only apps available in ios and android were available here then a lots of people will sure to consider wp.. Hopefully they continue to focus on innovation than marketing.. Goodluck wp! Were watching..

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

"6tag for Windows Phone is the closest thing to having Instagram"...except its not Instagram!

6. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well it does the exact same thing plus it also allows you to download the pictures people upload.

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yea no shyt.... the title says it all.. :-)

3. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

instagram users have another option besides 6tag. it is called InPic ;)

4. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It works like a charm! I love it! It's way better than Instance!

8. Castanedaa99

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Agree! I stopped using Instance because there were too many upload issues.

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What are the advantages of using instagram instead of Facebook or twitter? I tried instagram back when I tried an android, and found it redundant, especially since I didn't know anyone that used (or uses) it that doesn't upload the same photos to Facebook or twitter.

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

This app is really good, and we are getting NFC capabilities also inside this app :)

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Am I the only one that sees no purpose in Reddit, Pintrest or Instagram.. aren't they really all the same as Facebook just skinned differently.. ? I don't see why I have to have 5 socail websites to share the same crap..

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1116; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hmmmm, at last I see a reasonable comment on this instagram-wp8 madness. Some people are just social freaks. You are on Facebook, twitter, Google+, friendster, badoo, twoo, intagram, picasa, and is still waiting for the next big thing. I wonder if such people actually have a life, the real one.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If you sit around wondering, and pondering, about why other people like certain things, or choose to do certain things,, then maybe you should question yourself about whether you have a life or not..

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I feel.the same way. I found instagram redundant (twitter for illiterates who like crummy filters), and the only reason I use twitter is for giveaways and contests. I didn't use MySpace back when because I have Facebook, and nearly I i know is on Facebook.

10. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

The new app is great. So far so good it has not closed me out in under 10 minutes of using it. Instance keeps closing me out.

12. jamesedward318 unregistered

Seems like developers are spending more time constructing a like app instead of making the real app. Also seems like WP users are trying to convince themselves that they don't need this app by having a knockoff. Quit kidding yourselves folks and stop settling for less.

19. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its aint a knock off coz it got full time instagram features. and even got the certified instagram filters. instagram aided the developer to make 6tag - while instagram is also not promoting it

13. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

WP should just come up with an Android Apps Player ala Blackberry and just run everything from Google Play.

14. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

when i want malware on my phone i'll use my gs3

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeah, scroogle would really let THAT happen...

20. dicoz

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

when is the 6tag for wp7.8 being released

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