It’s been the longest-awaited app – now finally Instagram has come to Windows Phone.
The Windows Phone version is not quite as capable as those for Android and iPhone. You cannot upload and share videos, for instance. However the app can take regular photos.
Instagram’s support website claims that “currently, people with Windows Phones can’t upload or record video from the app, though you can still watch videos in your New Feed and on other places you [see] them.”
But on the Windows Phone store listing for the app, one of the feature bullet points is “Video recording with breathtaking cinematic stabilization”. A feature that does appear to be missing in the actual app, although there’s a greyed-out (and thus unresponsive) video button on the capture screen.
“We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features,” says the official Instagram blog post announcing the launch of the app’s.
“We’re not finished, and our team will continue developing the Windows Phone app to keep releasing features and bringing you the best Instagram possible.”
Microsoft has long been lobbying Instagram to port the app to Windows Phone, claiming that it now has “90 per cent of the top 20 ranked apps across all platforms”. Twitter’s Vine video-sharing app was also recently launched for Windows Phone.
The Instagram Beta app is available for free download at the Windows Phone store here.