First look: Full featured Instagram client, InstaPic, headed to Windows 8 devices

For those of you who can’t help to wave around your tablet and take photos, we have an exciting announcement. InstaPic, a full featured Instagram client will be headed to Windows 8 device shortly.

The application will allow users to view timeline and popular posts, search for users and tags, pin favorites to the Start Screen, locate friends from Facebook and their address book, and even upload photos to the popular social photo sharing service.

A built in editor will allow users to shoot pictures with the tablet’s built in camera, then edit them to add enhancements, filters, stickers, text, drawings and more.

We are extremely excited (or at least I am) for this app to hit the marketplace and by the looks of the final screenshots we have received – it is beautiful. Design is simple and takes advantage of beautiful imagery from your own timeline.

Currently, Instagram officially has no plans for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 apps, pushing the burden onto third-party developers like Instance for Windows Phone. Of course as both platforms continue to grow, Instagram may change their mind and create official apps as well.

The app is currently pending approval in the Windows 8 Store, meaning its release should not be too far off. As more information becomes available we will keep you informed here on Windows Phone Central.

Anyone been waiting for an Instagram Windows 8 client?

Michael Archambault