Windows Phone users have had to rely on third-party applications to use Instagram on their phones until now but Instagram has finally released a beta version of the super popular photo sharing service officially. Stephen Elop had announced at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last month that Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone before the end of the year and it’s finally here. The following was posted on Instagram’s blog:
Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram for Windows Phone.
When we launched Instagram for Android in March of 2012, the community was 30 million strong and growing fast. The Instagram community is now more than 150 million people and reaches every corner of the globe.
In that past year, however, Instagram isn’t all that’s grown. We’ve also seen the rise of a new mobile platform as tens of millions of people around the world have taken to Windows Phones. Our mission is to give everyone the ability to capture and share the moments around them, so our team has been working hard to bring Instagram to Windows Phone users everywhere.
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. 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.
Instagram is a place where people come to be inspired and connect with others, and we’re thrilled to welcome Windows Phone users to the community. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.
Learn more about Instagram for Windows phone at help.instagram.com and download it today from the Windows Phone Store!