Instagram aligns its Windows 10 Mobile UI with the app's new look for Android and iOS

Instagram aligns its Windows 10 Mobile UI with the app's new look for Android and iOS
If you're a Windows 10 Mobile user, we have some good news for you. Popular picture and video-sharing app Instagram has been updated to version With the update, the UI for the app now matches the new cleaner black and white look found on the iOS and Android versions of the app. And Instagram also has a new logo for the Windows 10 Mobile app.

Instagram, with over 400 million members, was purchased by Facebook for approximately $1 billion back in 2012. At the time, Instagram had not yet launched its Windows Phone app. In order to put pressure on Instagram's developers to create a Windows Phone app, Nokia listed an app called #2InstaWithLove which applied an Instagram-like filter to a photograph, added the #2InstaWithLove hashtag, and posted it on social media. The idea at the time was to show the app's developers that there were plenty of Windows Phone users waiting for an Instagram app.

Microsoft tried to get one over on Windows Phone users back in 2013 when it posted an Instagram app in the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, it was an April Fool's joke. It was no joke earlier this year when Instagram finally launched a beta version for Windows 10 Mobile.

But now, Instagram is not only available for Windows 10 Mobile users, it even looks just like the iOS and Android versions of the app. You can head to the Windows Store to make sure that you have the updated version, or tap on the sourcelink to accomplish the same thing. And clicking on the slideshow will show you what the new UI looks like.

source: Instagram (Windows|iOS|Android) via MSPoweruser



18. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is great. Slowly but surely, Windows will grow into the disruptive third OS mobile desperately needs, IMO.

17. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Nothing new, just they just turn every elements to grayscale. It's also a ported app from iPhone; I can do "3D Touch" from the Explore tabs complete with iOS-themed action list.

12. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

That's the best Facebook have ever done for the platform. Hopefully we'll see some improvements to Messenger as well.

6. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Windows Phone still exists?

20. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I came from ios/android and decided to give windows 10 a try with a cheap phone. After trying the OS I honestly think it's the best one out there. The only issue is apps. If MS could solve the apps issue then it would be a strong contender. I know lots of people who agree the OS is great but the apps just aren't there. It's been getting much better though, ironically as the shares are falling. But I guess that's because of UWP and the future not necessarily the current hardware. I'm happy with my 950xl. I use it as my daily driver as most apps I use are now on there. Even my banking app, woot.


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

We're on the map finally. Surface Phone will change the world!! Panos is a lesser Steve Jobs, but retains he's creative mind.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Panos is a lesser Steve Jobs" Lesser? I think he's beyond that brainwash marketer, 'cause he actually designs and builds, instead of just supervise the team and present the end, you don't see him hypocritically suing the competition, and he's fine with competition being inspired by his work.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Steve Jobs say "Good artists copy, great artists steal... We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” and obviously, he steal that quote from some famous guy, lol..

14. Jesuissickofit

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2016

steve jobs was never an innovator!!!


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

a genius mind without vision will end up like Steve Wozniak today.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You're not by any chance implying Panos has no vision, are you? BTW, Steve Wozniak appears to be doing just fine:

10. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Surface Phone will change the world!!" long as there isn't a functional Snapchat app, it won't be changing most people's world cuz they aren't going to buy it. Just sayin'

15. hemedans

Posts: 763; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

so you think snapchat is the only thing which make smartphone perfect? if surface phone do exist it will have -dolphin (nintendo wii, gamecube), ps2, nintendo ds (citra) emulation -full browser -in app multitasking (android cant even open two word file in one app) -better hardware (if rumors of core m are true)

2. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012


1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Looks betterc than iOS and Android versions

3. gavilan355

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

What you mean it looks better than Android and iOS? it look EXACTLY the same. Please stop, your fanboyism is showing.

11. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

True. It can't look better. After all Facebook bridged the app from the iOS version.

13. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

the new UI fits in better to the windows phone UI than the previous one ! Cool , i am taking my lumia 920 out of my drawer to download it

19. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I think he's talking about the icon not being all rainbow-gradienty. I'm sure if you changed the setting for transparent tiles then it would be all rainbow colored like on iOS and Android. And he's correct. This looks better.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Pathetic fanboy.

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