Instagram aligns its Windows 10 Mobile UI with the app's new look for Android and iOS
posted by Alan F. / May 15, 2016, 8:37 PM
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
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Looks betterc than iOS and Android versions
posted on May 15, 2016, 8:41 PM 2
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What you mean it looks better than Android and iOS? it look EXACTLY the same. Please stop, your fanboyism is showing.
posted on May 15, 2016, 8:49 PM 19
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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.
posted on May 16, 2016, 5:58 AM 2
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We're on the map finally. Surface Phone will change the world!! Panos is a lesser Steve Jobs, but retains he's creative mind.
posted on May 15, 2016, 8:49 PM 1
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"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 product...plus, you don't see him hypocritically suing the competition, and he's fine with competition being inspired by his work.
posted on May 15, 2016, 9:49 PM 5
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You're not by any chance implying Panos has no vision, are you? BTW, Steve Wozniak appears to be doing just fine:https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/
comments/4apj5f/im_apple_cofou nder_steve_wozniak_ask_me_anyt hing
posted on May 16, 2016, 2:39 AM 0
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"Surface Phone will change the world!!" Welp....as 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'
posted on May 15, 2016, 10:44 PM 2
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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)
posted on May 16, 2016, 1:26 AM 3
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Windows Phone still exists?
posted on May 15, 2016, 9:01 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 16, 2016, 8:37 AM 1
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