Instagram Beta for Windows Phone now available to download

Recently, Microsoft promised they’ll bring more popular apps to Windows Phone 8, and today Instagram will be made available.

The app reportedly features the same filters that iPhone and Android users take for granted, but the experience will be limited at the start. Users will have to upload pictures from their gallery as in-app picture-taking is not supported different from the Android and iOS versions in that users will be taken to the native camera app to capture an image before returning to Instagram.

In addition, the first release does not have the capability to do video uploads. A rep from Instagram stated, “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.”

The app for the Windows Phone Store will go live at 11:00am PST (2PM EST). 

Update: The app is now live – link here — with the following description and seems to be incongruous to what was previously reported:

  • 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
  • Video recording with breathtaking cinematic stabilization
  • Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
  • Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
  • Full front & back camera support

Source: Windows Phone Store
Via: The Verge