Instagram Beta for Windows Phone 8.x is gone

Instagram Beta for Windows Phone 8.x is gone
Trying to find the Instagram Beta app for Windows Phone 8.x? Surprise! The app is no longer listed in the Windows Store. While there is a Beta version of the picture-sharing app for Windows 10, it has yet to be officially recognized by Instagram, and its UI pales in comparison to what an official Instagram Beta should deliver.

Until the Windows 10 Beta becomes good enough for Instagram to be happy with, at this moment the app cannot officially be installed on a Windows Phone handset. There are third-party Instagram apps that still can be used instead, with 6tag the most widely known among Windows Phone owners.

Instagram's blase attitude toward Windows Phone is the opposite to how it approached adding its Android app in 2012. After picking up 1 million iPhone users in less than three months by December 2010, Instagram went full bore after the surging Android platform. Finally, by April 2012, Instagram was made available for Android users on the Google Play Store, and the app has never looked back.

This isn't to say that a Windows 10 version won't officially be announced eventually. It just means that there doesn't seem to be any rush on the project.

source: MSPoweruser



1. theo14461 unregistered

Bye, Bye Windows phone.

11. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Welcome Windows 10 mobile :)

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW why is there still no official iPad/tablet Instagram app

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No viber too. Either you have to download the iPhone app which looks horrible in an ipad.

13. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

I've got the full viber app here for iPad as well as the app for my android phone. Both look very good with purple accents across the tip status bar. The only differences I see on the phone vs a tablet is the absences of a chat 's bar which you have to access on the phone via either a swipe or tab.

8. Unordinary unregistered

Don't even get us started on Android tablet apps lmfaooooooo

10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

he asked a legitimate question and you are trying to turn it into another fan war? .... comment section of this site is getting worse day by day...

25. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Must you always be a d*ck and try to start a fan war? They really need to find a way to verify ages on PA to keep all of the 12yr olds like you off of the site.

3. Unordinary unregistered

76 years laters. Maybe one day they'll get a beta for Snapchat and then 3 decades later an official app.

14. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Don't forget the apps being removed after 79 years from now!

23. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

just remove app from play store android phone look horrible .

22. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

what is android android totally depend on microsoft and oracle what is google ? android looking old java phone no integration with pc lack of core feature i am not talking about app , i am asking about maturity of os . Microsoft main focus is cloud and software .

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

People just do not get it yet Window smart phones are going to become pocket PC hybrid smart phone devices. Continuum in ARMS CPU Windows smart phones indicated where Microsoft is going with it smartphone strategy. with the new Intel mobile smart phone CPU's that can run the Desktop PC Windows 10 OS. windows smart phones will become tech wise the most powerful smart phones on Earth. 2017 is the debut of the real Windows smart phones that will shake up the mobile industry

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I am hoping that the surface phone drops in x86 soc, intel. Hoping that they allow x86apps in continuum mode. They do that, and im sold (even though im already a windows nut here). Hell they do that, I know 9 phones that will get replaced instantly. They do that, I know 3 people that would drop their current aging androids for a better office solution, or an extension to their office solution. The X3 has it right, ship a surface bundle, a x86 8gb/6gb Ram phone with good storage 64GB etc...and then ship it with a 10-13 in screen/keyboard. No more two devices, just one, a real pc.

5. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Question if my niece has instagram beta on her Lumia 520 already can she keep using it or will it delete itself ???

6. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

She can keep it. But she's better off downloading 6tag.

12. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

tell her to install 6tag

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

6tag is the best alternative, or a cheap replacement, like the 640 and upgrade it to win10, or a 640xl on win10 (I have it and its a beast). Since its on win10

9. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

PA sucks, it only posts bad stuff about Windows! It didnt post anything about newer apps, new Windows 10 Mobile update that brought many many new features

15. ..Z..

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 16, 2016

No likes for Wp. It was always a failure.

26. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Awwww baby troll who thinks everyone is as close minded as him! :D

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Coming here for any good windows news is like a person going to a nunnery for just don't do it. They have missed several updates to the win10 mobile, app updates and more. But hey, did you read about the HTC10...wait did you see the htc 10, wait...did you read the vs not that one, the other 5, no not those 5 the other 5....

18. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Is there anything good about WP? MS its self said they dont give a f**k about WP at least for this year. You seriously expect anyone to care for a dead mobile OS?

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No they didn't. They said focusing on a phone product, which is a physical thing, not software, was not what they were doing right that moment. Makes sense, they just released the 950 and 950xl less than 6 months ago. Build is for the devs, devs don't care about the next windows phone, they will care about that later at mobile world etc. Since windows 10 is now a core, that scales. And the UWA platform is what they talked about huge, why? Because it effects mobile, hugely. All those dev tools to port apps, or build apps and deliver elsewhere? Huge. Or the unified tiles, updated tile, updated action center etc...nothing here. But tech journalists, who barely are worth their weight in salt when it comes to windows phone anything, don't understand how big this actually is. There was other products to steel the show. Not to mention in the last month there has been 3 windows 10 mobile releases for their insider update. If this was any other os, we would have 30 articles detailing the notification change, with how we see this here? Nope. Or the live sms on the pc/phone just like apple does but for all sms not just 'imessage'...again nothing here. Was it poorly worded, absolutely, but the idea they don't care, is laughable or they wouldn't have released anything recently or had any other changes in the OS, which it has. I know it is not the biggest os, to think its dead though, nah, if anything MS has a exit plan, x86. Asus already runs a intel soc in a device. Some code change, make it run full windows with a mobile tile overlay and sell it tablet with continuum/lte. Sell it as bundles etc. At that point it will no longer be a phone but a pc with a phone app.

27. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I love fluidity, continuum which is basically unlimited legal tethering and superior camera quality, that's all I've ever cared about in a phone.

28. muneshyne21

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Who cares. 6Tag > Instagram Beta and I'm happy to contribute $1.49 to Rudy, the developer, to get the video function.

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