6tag updated, you can now hide from ads on Instagram

Rudy doesn’t sleep and neither do we. He’s been working full-time on developing for Windows Phone the past few weeks, which is why you’ve seen a steady update cycle with his app. 6tag for example, just received another update tonight. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest version.

6tag has had great updates this past month. We’ve seen the app pick up custom sounds for Toast notifications, new optimizations, and some new colors for the “Polaroid” themes. We’re now looking at version in the Windows Phone Store and the app description lists one interesting change:

  • Hide sponsored posts (beta)

As you may have heard, the official Instagram apps on Android and iOS recently began rolling out sponsored posts to into your timeline. In other words, advertising is finally on the Instagram platform – at least for official apps. 6tag is an unofficial app that is apparently able to hide posts marked as sponsored by Instagram. This features is listed as “beta” in 6tag though and you'll find it as an option in your settings. 

This wouldn’t be the first feature that 6tag offers compared to the official apps on iOS and Android. For example, it was the first Instagram app to support multiple accounts on one app (as far as we know).


Download 6tag for Windows Phone 8 in the Store. It’s available for free, but you can pay to remove ads and enable video uploads. Grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR codes below, or swipe to the right in our app. 

Thanks for the tip @wpscoops!

QR: 6tag

Sam Sabri