6tag Instagram client gets new blur and collage tools, ultra dark theme and more in v2.0

What better way to start the weekend than with a huge update for 6tag, the popular Instagram client for Windows Phone? Version 2.0 went live in the Store this morning and we have all the details for you.

At this point, 6tag is no longer playing catch up to the official Instagram app found on iOS and Android, it’s surpassing it. That’s especially the case with version 2.0 as it adds features that are not found in the official offering, making the app even more special. Here’s what’s new...

6tag v2.0 changelog

  • Create collage with a lot of customization
  • Blur your pictures using your finger
  • Posts can be displayed in full screen
  • New color theme: full dark color
  • Save your pictures on your phone in high quality when you post (up to 2048x2048)
  • Upload pictures using the new Instagram and better picture quality (640x640 instead of 612x612)

That’s a whole lot of new features. The full dark color makes everything black on the device, resulting in a highly contrastive look that many of you will enjoy. The previous dark theme is now a hybrid dark-light and the original light theme is of course still there.

The ability to blur photos with your finger and create collages (both demonstrated in our hands on video, above), is truly unique and nullifies the need for external apps to 6tag. That should make creating new Instagram posts a lot more enjoyable and more importantly, allow Windows Phone users to have an advantage over the iPhone and Android devices.

The other features, including saving HQ photos from your posts and slightly higher resolution images, are just icing on the cake.

Over all, 6tag keeps getting better and better with each update. It’s more powerful now than the official app and we imagine that will keep happening with further updates.

Update: For those having crashing issues using the collage feature, Rudy explains: 

"Windows Phone closes app when it uses too much memory, an improved collage feature has been submitted two hours ago using 10 times less memory"

So expect a minor bug fix update in the coming days to fix that.

Grab 6tag, version 2.0, here in the Store for free. Windows Phone 8 only.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.