Instagram officially launches a beta version of its Android app, can we expect new features?

Instagram officially launches a beta version of its Android app, can we expect new features?
Love Instagram on Android? If yes, then you're probably keeping an ear close to the ground, patiently waiting for a new feature or an enhancement to gradually improve the overall user experience. 

Well, we can't say that Instagram for Android has just scored such a trait, but the just-launched beta version of the app on Google Play can potentially hint us at what might be hitting the regular variation of Android's Instagram.

Well, it's here, but disappointingly enough, the first beta build brings nothing new to the Instagram experience except for unnamed bug fixes and improvements. Not that we're complaining, but the image compression issue which seems to be plaguing a lot of users could have been addressed.

We don't want to speculate, but the beta-testers will probably be among the first ones to spot any new features, improvements, and whatever else Instagram decides to implement into its Android app.

As usual, downloading and making use of the beta this version of the app is as easy as abc. First of all, you need to join a dedicated developers' Google Group and then become an Instagram beta-tester. After that, either an update will hit your existing app or you'll have to re-download it from Google Play. You can also leave the beta-testing program whenever you like.

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1. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

wait what?? all that just 4 a beta test?? no thanx

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol if they follow their windows phone example of a beta this isn't going anywhere !

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

looks the same

4. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

No IG for me until they give Android users the hyperlapse feature.

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Actually, it's an app and its up to Google to provide the camera APIs for Hyperlapse to come to Android

6. JayBEE

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

They need to add ability to store and switch between multiple profiles/accounts. Twitter app has this, yeah I know it's different company...

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