Video demo shows off Universal Instagram app for Windows 10?



A video posted to YouTube reveals what appears to be the long awaited Universal Instagram app for Windows 10. The video comes from WindowsblogItalia and if your Italian is not up to speed, don't fret. Just turn off the sound and enjoy the video. And enjoy it you will if you already own a Windows 10 Mobile phone, or a Windows Phone 8.1 powered handset that will eventually be updated. And since it is a Universal app, those with a PC or a tablet running on Windows 10 should be smiling too.

The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile is said to be in a closed beta test, and appears to be full of features. That is because it is reportedly a port of the iOS Instagram app. Unfortunately, that raises the probability of some bugs developing, and there does seem to be an issue with the photo gallery.

You can watch the app in action by clicking on the video at the top of the story. In the slideshow below, you can find some screenshots of the app in use. Remember that this has not been officially announced by Facebook, so you might want to use your cynical filter while viewing the clip and the still shots.


source: WindowsBlogItalia (translated) via MSPowereuser

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12 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see some news on the Windows 10 Universal App front. And if it's an iOS port like it says in the article, then I wonder what other iOS apps are being ported over to Windows Phone? My interest are definitely piqued.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Facebook and Messenger i think...

8. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I honestly don't know of any iOS apps that I don't have on Windows that I would like to use, other than Snapchat. But I wonder if game developers will be taking advantage of this tool once it's widely available.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

That would be awesome!

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

All of the Candy Crush ones are ios ports, they were the first

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The apps on iOS are generally regarded as the finest when compared to Android or any other platform. This could potentially be a game-changer for Windows Mobile and I'm very interested. I could care less about Instagram since I've never even used it but I recognize its popularity.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Those are nice collection of pics though (or a particular one :P) Lol

9. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I saw the pictures and I thought "This seems a bit unprofessional." But then I realized this is an Italian site so this is probably within the norm for them.

4. jamesbradley

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

iOS platform is best from all!

10. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Based on what? iOS certainly has the best (or biggest) developer community, but there are other criteria.

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Finally! MS announced in their Keynote on October 6,2015 that Facebook will be developing Universal Apps for Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. I hope this app to be released soon

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yes they did, but first MS need to make Windows 10 Mobile available to users, so Facebook (and others) can make Universal apps.

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