Instagram may or may not come to Windows Phone

Instagram may or may not come to Windows Phone
How's that for a definitive headline? The trouble is that we're not really sure what's happening. For a little bit this morning it seemed like a pretty solid certainty that Instagram would make its way to Windows Phone, but now the view of the information has become more murky.

It all started with the promo video for the Nokia Lumia 920, where there was something on the generated homescreen, which was thought to be a Live Tile for an Instagram app (in the video below, it's in the bottom right, next to the People Live Tile). It has not been confirmed whether that speculation was true or not, as the Tile could have also been for a Vimeo app. However, that was enough to send people into motion, trying to find confirmation, and the early returns said that there was an actual Instagram app in development for Microsoft's mobile platform. 

However, if that is true, it is being developed independently from Instagram itself, because the Instagram team has confirmed that it is not working on a WP app. Again though, that doesn't necessarily make the app a myth. Microsoft has taken app development into its own hands, including building its own Facebook app. Microsoft would need Instagram's permission to make an app, but that actually means getting permission from Facebook, which has had a cozy relationship with Microsoft. 

All that to say, we don't have any definitive information proving that there will be an Instagram app on Windows Phone any time soon, but we will say that you shouldn't be surprised if it does happen. 

source: Nokia via The Verge

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16 Comments

1. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

will be

2. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i hope no instagram for windows phone

5. wendygarett unregistered

Agree... And android ruined instagram as well :(

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

More like the other way round.....!

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

more possibility on Linux then half-baked. Os.

13. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

Im very confused, Im certainly not an apple hater (Thinking about the IP5 vs the evo lte) but why wouldn't you want windows phones on instagram? What was the whole point of ranting about android having instagram. Really it has been a great app and although the instagram app for iphone is way better why don't we have apps like instagram for everyone.

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think they should have an app... WP controls its apps like iPhone/iOS and android apps are not controlled by google coz again, its free, so if you download stuff that is unknown better be careful, it might be a virus!! so i think its ok that they should build an app for WP

3. md227a

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Windows phones just need Shazam and instagram and I could migrate over to it.

9. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Windows Phone has Shazam. And they have a few Instagram clients (such as Instacam and Metro.am), but due to a limitation in the Instagram API, you can't upload photos from them. But you can view, follow, like and comment. That's why we need an official client though. Oh, and there's really no need for Shazam when Windows Phone has music identifying built in to the Search app.

4. akbar

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Aliens have landed, or they haven't. Hitler is alive, or he isn't. The world will end tomorrow, or it won't. Typical PhoneArena articles. I know you get money for page views, but this is getting ridiculous.

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Lol i know right? Well obviously it either will or will not come...

6. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Instagram, creating "photographers" since 2010

10. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

I sure hope they create a client for Windows Phone! The third-party client "Instacam" is pretty good, but due to limitations of the Instagram API, you can't upload photos from it, or any other third-party app. So either Instagram should remove this limitation or make their own app!

12. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

really hate that a famous app wont be available to 3rd and 4th ecosystem, WP and BB respectively!! i really hope that they will make the app available to these platforms!! i thought microsoft has a share in facebook? well atleast blackberry has an alternative to these famous apps like instagram and temple run... molome and tomb escape... but how about WP? they dont have one... so i am really wishing it will be available!!! come on instagram...dont be stupid!

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Well considering that instagram sucks, this is actually a good thing for WP users.

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think its not good for them... android users are dying to have instagram to the platform..then instagram hear the calling but they make the app horrible--not par to iOS version! so i think WP will be good coz its marketplace is maintain by microsoft.. like apple and unlike android

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