Instagram for Windows Phone is now available

Instagram for Windows Phone is now available
It is a watershed moment; the real Instagram is now available for Windows Phone. The initial rollout is tagged as BETA (v 0.1.0.0), but it is the real deal. Throughout all the rumors, hoaxes and PR efforts put forth by Nokia, Instagram fans on Windows Phone finally have a first party app to call their own.

Things got really exciting when Stephen Elop made the formal announcement at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. The arrival of Instagram is at a point where Windows Phone is in the midst of incredible growth, albeit, still in a very distant third place on a global basis, but a contender nonetheless, especially against iOS.

While the luster of what Instagram does may have worn just a little bit, but the visual experience of what Instagram does is still highly relevant. More than half of Instagram’s users are outside the United States and that plays to Windows Phone’s strengths as well.

The app is fully featured, supporting the iconic photo filters, video, linear and tilt blur effects, unlimited uploads along with integrated sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tublr and Flickr.

The wait is over, click to source link to get Instagram on your Windows Phone.

Update:  So we were messing around with the app and wanted to address issues that some folks were having with the application already.  First, video is not part of the mix yet.  Also, tagging people is not part of the package yet either.  One other nag we have been hearing about is that you have to use the stock Windows Phone camera app to take and share photos.  That is not such a terrible thing, as the camera integration of Windows Phone is one of its hallmarks. 

To that end, Joe Belfiore at Microsoft did address this "camera controversy" on his Twitter feed.  After noting that the media seems to be missing the point, he did explain that one of the discussions with Instagram is that people post pics they just took with the camera.  Couple that with powerhouses like Nokia Pro Cam, and Windows Phone's simple sharing methods, this really does not change anything from the experience that is Windows Phone.

That said, remember, this is a beta, version 0.1.0.0, probably rushed to face off with Vine's release to Windows Phone (though without video that is sort of a futile exercise), or be available in time for the whole holiday season, and we are sure to see numerous updates to the app in the coming weeks.


source: Windows Phone

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34 Comments

1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Nice that the 'official' apps is finally available but I'm finding that the alternatives are actually more capable/full featured... and what's with the official app not having video capture capability?

24. blading

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Waiting Update new release with new feature BBM for iPhone and Android apps, get it now here bit.ly/1aliKjb

32. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

it is an over rated app. I couldnt fine any use for it in real life scenarios so deleted it. totally useless in my opinion

2. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Better late than never, but never late is better.

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Awww :')

27. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

ok Drake

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Still waiting on more Google apps for WP. I can't stand Outlook.

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

good wp is growing and ompetition is growing.Im waiting for next wp update (wp 8.1) then I'll decide which phone Im gonna stick with..

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I was waiting for this one, *clears throat* See, finally for a platform that claims to have the 'better camera' instagram wasn't even present :S. As if it's not enough this beta app doesn't allow you to take in-app photos, this alone is heartbreaking

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It will come :)

29. Nimpuz

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Obviously 1020 is the best cameraphone around. And instagram has been around for quite some time with 3rd party apps that are arguably better than any official app in iOS or android

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Finally :) Love the app but Instagram team will have a hard time to beat 6Tag :)

9. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hard to please bunch

10. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Congratulations to all the 4 people that actually own windows phones.

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Comedian

12. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

better to be a comedian than a fool

18. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

those words mean the same in this context ;-)

16. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yawn. That joke is old, and kind of irrelevant now considering WP8 grew more than 150 percent last quarter... And even if only 4 people did own a Lumia device, they'd still be the happiest customers on the planet ;o)

17. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Been there, kind of? Theres so much missing from Windows Phone it's pathetic. Everyone of their updates is just the OS playing catch up to iOS and Android. I had the 900 and the 920. I loved the hardware, the keyboard and the music player. Everything else was lacking.

26. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Look at that, all 4 windows phone owners gave me up votes.

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yet to see what makes instagram stand out from the competition.

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yet to see what makes instagram stand out from the competition.

15. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

WP just became that bit more interesting, I must say, I'm really digging that Lumia1520.

19. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

congratulations for all windows phone users who have waited for this app :)

20. jarnts

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

The most impressive part is that someone promised something and it came out in a timely fashion.

21. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Android scum can now shut up and enjoy the lag life. Windows Rules!!!

22. lovemasterbaba

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

Window phones user her pathetic and lacking behind the real deals.

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Seems like you're trying too hard to convince yourself that Android lags. But well, deep inside you, you know it ain't true. Haha yeah Windows rules...in your wildest dreams only.

23. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

The app looks good, but I wonder why they dont offer the video feature

31. HKFoo

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

well, because is still in beta mode. more features are coming

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