Microsoft Store removes Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft Store removes Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile
There are many ways to say that the party is really over. You can stop providing beverages and food, you can flick the lights on and off, scream at the top of your lungs for everyone to "GET OUT," or you can remove Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile from the Microsoft Store. A recent update to Instagram for Windows 10 to version 30.1569.12133.0 added some new features, but removed the option to install the app on handsets running the mobile version of the OS. It still is available for the desktop version of Windows 10.

Instead of the app, Windows 10 Mobile users can try the Instagram mobile website on Edge ( The mobile site allows users to use filters, post photos, put up stories and more. As long as Windows 10 Mobile users don't mind losing the convenience of using the app, this could be a non-event.

Ironically, Windows Phone users pushed for six years to get a version of the photo and video sharing app. Facebook, the company that owns Instagram, didn't think that the puny market share held by the platform merited development of an Instagram app. When consumers cited the "app gap" as a reason not to purchase a Windows Phone handset, Instagram was usually one of the apps mentioned. But in March of 2016, the beta version of Instagram for Windows Phone finally surfaced, although it was limited to Windows 10 Mobile users. And now, the app is no longer available for the mobile version of Microsoft's operating system..

source: MSPoweruser



1. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I do wish MS had succeeded, the hardware was just not up-to the mark unfortunately...If the SD 810 fiasco had not occurred, then I guess the smartphone market would still be a three-horse race...

10. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

The biggest enemy of this platform was Microsoft themselves. They seemed to have gone out of their way to cripple it with crappy first party apps and seemingly no encouragement for third parties to take the platform seriously.

2. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

What a waste of time and resources, I don't see the point of removing the app from their store. Despite the fact that this platform is dead for a few years, it would be great for existing windows users to use this app that they were waiting for so long.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

what is dead is being killed..

3. rkoforever90

Posts: 478; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

6tag is better than Instagram though

4. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

BB10 and Windows Mobile are pretty much dead at this point. Everything is iOS or Android now. This is just another nail in the coffin for other mobile OS.

5. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

sad to see the beautiful OS gone...

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Should I be surprised about this? I noticed that Insta is no longer supporting this OS since it stopped pushing out updates since September last year

7. HumBHOldt

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 30, 2018

Still works fine as of right now on my 950. Haters going to hate tho, it's what they do

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Never used it so I'm not concerned.

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