After a long wait Instagram finally arrived on Windows Phone platform. It is one of the app that is missing from the Windows Phone platform, although third-party apps existed for Instagram an official app is most of the time a better option. Instagram first launched on iOS and later came to Android and in this time its popularity sky rocketed and finally Facebook bought the company for $1 billion.
Instagram has seen exponential growth and now stands at 150 million users. Instagram says that they wanted to get the app as quickly as possible to Windows Phone, so they only focused on core features and the app is not fully ready. Today’s release marks the beta release of Instagram for Windows Phone. The app doesn’t support all the features as seen in iOS and Android version but it does support the photo filters.
You can share photos to your stream, follow your friends photos etc., One biggest drawback is that the Instagram app doesn’t support in-app camera feature, instead users are directed to the Camera app to take the photo. Once taken the photo can be shared by adding filters and effects.
The app also doesn’t support Video sharing at the moment, Instagram users are sharing lots of videos shot with their smartphones recently. Video sharing and capturing feature might come to the app at a later time. Via