6tag gets updated with improved support for Instagram Direct

It may be late in the day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a nice little update to 6tag, Rudy Huyn’s popular Instagram client for Windows Phone. In fact, the last update was back on January 23rd, so we’re about due. Version just went live in the Store and there’s slightly more to report than the usual ‘bug fixes’.

If you use Instagram Direct, the new service for sharing photos with one or more select Instagram users – for a more personal experience  –  then you’ll be excited to see fixes and improves upon this feature. According to Huyn, you should see better Direct support for “notifications, refuse a request etc.”. These are not push notifications, so don't expect a Toast alert. But they should be more reliable with so you'll see them easier when opening the app.

It’s a minor improvement, but one we’re glad to see. Instagram Direct is hardly as useful as using WhatsApp, but overall, it’s an interesting addition to the growing Instagram service. And considering our official app doesn’t have it yet, we’ll take what we can get.

Pick up 6tag here in the Store or scan the QR code below.

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