Instagram finally launches for Windows Phone

It's a good news story as Instagram finally lands on Windows Phone. But it isn't quite the full package yet.

The app is available to download, but lacks some of the features you might find on iOS and Android. Instagram claims it 'wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible' and has done that by focusing on 'creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features'. Once live, the WP team at Instagram will continue developing the Windows Phone app, releasing new features as and when they are available.

So, for example, Instagram doesn't properly support in-app camera capture. However, it does take you out of the app when you click on the camera icon, redirecting to the phone's default camera application, subsequently allowing you to upload those images to the Instagram app for editing and sharing. In addition, the app doesn't yet have video capture or upload.

However, it does have plenty of filters, blur effects, instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare, unlimited uploads and much more. So the social part is very much present here. It just doesn't operate as extensively as the other Instagram apps yet. Give it time though, we can see the updates coming in pretty fast.

If you want 'in' straight away, the app is available now to check out.

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