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6tag 5.0 for Windows Phone released with video uploads, new filters and more

It's been well over a year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app, but thank goodness we have developer Rudy Huyn on the job with his impressive third-party app 6tag. Today, he updated it to version 5.0 with a bunch of new features and improvements, including a way to upload videos from a phone to an Instagram account.

Here's the full change log for the 5.0 update:

  • 3 new filters: Lark, Reyes, Juno
  • Video upload from your phone
  • Save video on your phone
  • Import/export files from other apps (including Dropbox)
  • Emoji hashtags
  • Refreshed UI
  • Performance improvement

What do you think of 6tag 5.0? Let us know your thoughts and impressions in the comments.

Update: Huyn notes on Twitter that there is a small issue with this release "Just a problem on upload from camera roll due to a compatibility issue. I work on it and submit the update."

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148 Comments
  • seems faster....NOW KILL ME!
    I do not deserve to live anymore XD
  • Get immunity for me first I will kill you
  • Looks like my mission to get my first downvote was a succes. Thx 4 the downvote and Bye Homz! ;)
  • Um............I'll just pretend I don't see it.
  • Lol dude this guy is hilarious. Seriously though, isn't this update hashtag awesomeness or what my friends?!?
  • Wait....WHERE IS MY DOWNVOTE? WHO TOOK MY F*CKING DOWNVOTE! *me cri everitim* :'(
  • Meh I don't mind this. People!
  • Updating..
  • Updated..
  • adopted 
  • hola... vengo a arruinar una cadena.... y hablar español LOL
  • Lo siento, habla Espanol po quito
  • that's good enough :)
  • lol, It's not! ¡Deberíais practicar un poquito más! ;)
  • Jajajaja solo no quería ser cruel xD
  • Time to change my old "RUDY!.... Add 'Video upload' feature to 6tag / 6Sec " comment
    To
    "Where the heaven is Universal App???? "
  • May I ask where you got your profile picture from...? xP
  • Great at last video upload feature is here .
  • This was supposed to be universal. right?  
  • Yea. it was supposed to be actually.
  • Yeah, I remember him saying that. It might be here soon and in certification, or he made change of plans. If you look down a couple comments, someone restated something Rudy said about how 6tag for WinRT doesn't have correct API so he is waiting for Windows 10
  • Universal app will come with win10. This app has some bugs. A new ver 5.1 is uploaded to store. Please wait a day to get it.
  • Yes that's right , everything will be fixed with it
  • Now heres an interesting use for 6tin
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/22/meat-your-match-with-this-tinder-swip...
  • :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
  • Awesome. But still not universal?
  • Universal with what?! He has no desktop/tablet app. Yet. That 6tag app is coming with 10. Then it'll be universal.
  • Rudy : I change my plan. Some API are not available on winrt, will start to work on a windows 10 version for tablets
  • Tablet and PC would be the same thing.
  • Not exactly. With PC you are stick with landscape mode and with tablet you have to cover both portrait and landscape.
  • I know a guy who has his desktop screen in portait mode, he just placed the screen on the wall in portrait and configured the PC for a 4x5 screen and not 5x4. So yeah, tablet/PC is the same thing.
     
  • Most 1440 & up monitors come with stands that support portrait mode aswell
  • That's very productive!
  • crashes at launch now on win10 tp, after update, will reboot phone, see if that fixes it...
  • Its always the case with TP.
  • not sure what you mean, i have had 6tag updates since being on TP and that worked, this time, after reboot and uninstalling/reinstalling, app wont launch!
  • Same with me. I have Win10 TP on my Lumia 830 and it crashes.
  • I'm experiencing same problem,mate
  • Rudy tweeted that there are problema with the Windows 10 TP runtime
  • Good to know, thanks :)
    I have the same problem
  • I'm getting the same problem too but I'm on wp8.1
  • For whatever reason, I read the title as "for Windows Mobile 5.0" and was shocked!
  • ... for Windows Phone 5.0... How funny! :-D
  • ...now the article's headline has been changed...
  • Video upload and download! Yay!!!
  • awesome!
  • May I have the background wallpaper?
  • So cool..,, nice update
  • 6tag 5.0 for Windows phone would be a much more suitable title. As for the app, kudos to Rudy.
  • Seriously... rudy is one of those devs working so hard to make the wp users feel unique...fab job by him....i think he should also look forward to create fb n twitter apps too...as we need a gud fb app for windows...n i think he can do that vry well..he is good in creating social apps...
  • Yep Rudy is awesome... Thanks to him we have nice apps...
  • Windows Phone 5.0 XDDDD
  • ❤❤❤
  • Ya app won't launch on win10
  • yup.
  • Bless you
  • Why doesn't Instagram simply buy his app and hire him as a freelancer?
  • One would think! ;)
  • Because that idiot who runs facebook is an @ss!
  • I like it, the UI update is subtle but the big add is video download to the phone. Hopefully he can finally put in work to fix the 6sec bugs and add that feature there too. Also, WP 5.0? Don't you mean WM 5.0? I'm going to pull out my old HTC Wizard and get to uploading!
  • Yeah, he basically improved upon the UI. He didn't try anything new, which is great.
  • where is universal 6tag
  • When he makes the app for tablet and PC, only then can he make it universal. Right now it's only on phone.
  • Validation errors trying to upload saved videos. *sigh*
  • Why to be universal this apps ? You will use it on PC?
  • There are also tablets. You wouldn't want to browser through pictures on a PC? I would thing the large monitor would make a PC the ideal place to look through instagram . Obviously, taking and uploading pictures would mostly happen on a phone.
  • Yes! Rudy rocks
  • Downloaded the video but not able to open it
  • This guy is good
  • is not good he is awesome
  • What is this Like Or Not feature? Is it Rudy's innovation? I like it!!
  • Though the 5.0 update was going to be universal?Notifications stopped working and tile.
  • Edit post function doesn't work the same way it did in the previous versions. Not sure if this was intended or not. Love the update!
  • Microsoft should hire him as one of the main app developers.. Go Satya #MSISLIFE
  • I would like to know if there is a way to mute videos on 6tag?
  • Receiving error message, hopefully he patches this and there'll hardly be a reason to keep the official app wasting about 12mb of my beautiful storage space :P
  • Don't find any change in the UI though.
  • New camera UI, some modification on filters UI, blue color has changed as well as background colors and a lot of little details
  • To add to Rudy's list of changes, the top bar/nav is also thinner making it more subtle.
  • Wasn't universal app promised with 5.0 release?
  • Not universal
  • Instant notifications? Looking forward to trying out the updates :)
  • Crashes on windows 10. I'll have to use the lame official app
  • technically,  it's the contrary, the W10 runtime crashes. 6tag uses standard Silverlight 8.1 API... BUT... Windows 10 runtime is full of bugs
  • I've been using Skinery Themes to make custom tiles for many of my pinned apps, 6tag included. This latest update seems to have broken that link. Anyone else seeing this?
  • Rudy we love ❤ u
  • ~ the swivel to see options on Polaroid theme doesn't seem to work. I have to press the ellipses on photo post to like it. And the video upload saying error. :'( is this just me or what? I have uninstall and install it. Same problem
  • Oh the swivel I figured that it was on full post lol but the video I still have error. Running 1520 win 8.1 update 1
  • 5.0.1 will fix it
  • Thank u sir. Keep up the good work!!!
  • And now, naysayers of Instagram beta? Download this please and stop yelling at us for Instagram never coming out of beta. This app rocks!!...much better than Facebook will ever update. (and please, send your requests to Facebook directly....they don't pay attention to comments here)
  • Zuckerberg is an avid reader of Windows Central.
  • I stand corrected...nonetheless, its priority hasn't been WP, evidently. :) Hail 6tag and Rudy!
  • Try to upload a video using the new update and its giving me an error
  • me too... #6tag5.0
  • I swear MS & Instagram are planning something big for W10... Something keeps telling me that that's why Instagram hasn't been updated...
  • ^This. I dunno about something big but I agree cuz there hasn't even been a message from Instagram that says they are stopping support for the platform. I also believe its more than just insta, i think when they finally pull the curtains and entirely unveil Windows 10 for phones, they will be surprising us with several big app announcements
  • Possibly
  • I think we will gonna see a universal Facebook app too.  
  • Possibly.
  • Awesome !!! But didn't Rudy said its gonna be universal?
  • Wait ver 5.1 is coming. This update was way more buggy. Try regramming try uploading a vid, try a filter. But he is pushing another update asap.
  • I hope the 5.1 update picks up the original text on regraming. That seems to be disabled and I find that function amazingly useful.
  • it will be back
  • Thank you good sir!
  • Please update 6sec now rudith
  • Upload queued forever. Only error at the bottom of the new post composing screen. Won't upload any video.    
  • Hey dear  Rudy : Please add insta message into it!!!!
  • I just noticed: 6tag now has a transparent live tile setting...
  • Paid for the unlimited video upload feature and now it's integrated into the app... It's all good though. This app is worth it
  • Has the @ tagging been fixed yet? The usernames don't come up for me anymore, I have to manually type them which is awkward when people have stupid usernames. Anyone confirm?
  • I aint facing such problems.
  • I think instagram will bring out a W10 app. I know that seems like wishful thinking, but it's what I'd do if i were in their position right now. To bring it from the beta to be in line with their other apps when they will just be able to convert their ios or android app is likely not going to happen. Then again, I said the same thing about vine then they updated their app and now that's fab...
  • Rudy is the best!
  • Rudy is N! :X
  • Please fix the error on video on your phone... And also add emojis on pictures
  • Mine disappeared from my app list. It says it's installed, but I don't see it. Lumia 830 Windows 10 TP
  • Ads were shown.... I've purchased it though... Need to purchase again??
  • It doesn´t work on Windows 10....fails to open on lumia 925 :( the previous version were fully funtional) someone please tell him to fix it!
  • Push notifications would have made this app perfect.
    But I know it won't happen...
  • Its way better than instagram.
  • Yeah, the video upload feature is not currently working.
  • I see that in windows phone 10 preview, after the install i dont see the icon on the apps section and in Store it says its already installed. and it screwed up the native Photos app it crashes at i open the photo app.
  • It is not opening in l520 in windows 10
  • Not good
  • Not opening in win 10
  • Same here
  • Godbless you for this app...thanks
  • Video upload won't work. Just says error. Junk.
  • Won't open on my icon win10 10080.
  • Yeah same here.....-_-
  • I have the same problem as with the latest version: I can't connect this programme to Twitter (the same with the official Instagram app). Any ideas? I have a Lumia 820. I use the same nickname both on Twitter and Insagram. Could this cause the issue? :S
  • :D Amazing app!
  • Phone get sudden power off while typing in third party apps, even in first party apps =_=
    Anyone here with same problem
    (wm10 build 10080)
  • And how it is related to #6tag  
  • The developer said some time ago via twitter that version 5.0 will be a universal app. Is it?
  • Not working in windows mobile 10
  • loving it. 6tag is the best.
  • The update was lovely. Everything is fast and the best thing of all.. I can steal all those videos from strangers! Kudos Rudy!
  • This app is responsible for bringing many consumers to Win ecosystem :)
  • Has anyone looked at what this app requires permissions to?!  You couldn't pay me to install this.
  • The version 5.0 is not working on Windows 10.
  • On post edit or regram original text is gone. Very inconvenient.  
  • Video uploads gets stuck at the encoding process. I haven't been able to upload any videos yet on my 535,but the rest is working just fine.
  • I am still not able to upload videos from my camera roll. 
  • how can i add filter to video ?
  • After 5.1 video uploads NEVER. From gallery or recorded in app... Anyone has this bug too?
  • yes - this sucks big time. Taken videos are lost - no chance to recover them ... please fix this bug!