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Windows Phone version of Instagram gets update

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Windows Phone version of Instagram gets update
For Windows Phone users, having their own Instagram app is heady stuff, even if the app remains in beta. It seems like it's been years since those using the platform started demanding Instagram. Who could forget the dumping of tea in Boston Harbor to protest the lack of a Instagram app in the Windows Phone Store? #2InstaWithLove app offered by Nokia to filter pictures taken by Windows Phone users. The app also allows users to post their handiwork on a social media site like Twitter or Facebook.

While a number of third party Instagram apps appeared in the Windows Phone Store, nothing compares to the original Instagram app. And now that the beta version of it is available for Windows Phone users, there has been an update to version 0.2. This update brings the ability to tag people in photos and when uploading content to the site, you can use the names of friends and followers. The update also allows you to add photos to maps.

If you're a Windows Phone user, keep in mind that updates like this one will eventually bring the app to parity with the iOS and Android version of it.  And of course there is the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. Go ahead and take some time off to make sure that you've updated Instagram on your handset.

Screenshot of Instagram for Windows Phone

Screenshot of Instagram for Windows Phone

source: Instagram via WPCentral

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:51 14

1. bc3tech (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)

"Nothing compares to the original instagram app"

6tag kicks its ass.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 15:25 9

2. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

by a mile

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 01:11 1

7. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

true... 6tag is way better...

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:17

8. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Agree +++

I have both apps and I always use 6tag instead of instagram

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 15:29 3

3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

I get why some people want to go with the OFFICIAL APP. But ON ANY PLATFORM, I think sometimes third party apps are FAR better than the official applications. Sometimes larger groups of developers cannot pay attention to detail... But sometimes official apps are better (more resources at their disposal.)

"You gotta play to win"

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 17:29

11. andynaija (Posts: 985; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

True for example look at the official Facebook App for Android, even though I use the browser for Facebook I wouldn't download their official app because it's been too buggy for the past nearly 2 years. So I uninstalled and haven't used it since.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 21:48 1

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

6tag is the best Instagram app on WP... Are the same haters that post negative comments about WP, and obviously have never touched one,, the same people who work for PA❔

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 22:22 2

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

6tag has more options,filters,ect...

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 22:40

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Exactly❕.. Who doesn't know this❔

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:52

9. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

Apparently Alan F. doesn't.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 12:03

10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

This app is terrible compared to 6tag. The only people that are going to care about it are those who have no clue 6tag exists and have been waiting for the one named "Instagram".

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