Instagram officially jumps from Mobile to Windows 10 PC

The age old question if Instagram would port its UWP-ish app for Windows 10 Mobile to PC has finally been answered: yes, they will.

Tonight, you can now install the popular image sharing site right to your Windows 10 PC, Surface, or laptop. No Xbox or HoloLens, yet.

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Perhaps this should not be too surprising seeing as how back in July the company did add support for Continuum with Windows 10 Mobile. All that needed to be completed was making the app adaptable when resized. Continuum today only does one window size (full), but we all know that will change with Redstone 2 so it makes sense companies would have to update their apps to support various windows sizes and orientations.

The app behaves as expected including viewing photos, direct messages, leaving comments, it even has notifications.

You can upload previously taken photos or use your PC's camera(s)

And yes, you can even upload photos (so long as they are in your Pictures > Camera roll folder). The Instagram app will allow you to upload previously taken photos or access your device's built-in camera. Should you have no camera install, the app just omits the camera icon. You can even switch between the rear and front cameras on the Surface with ease.

Overall, it is pretty wild to see Instagram on Windows 10 for PC. This is the first time to our knowledge the company is letting the app on the desktop officially. Grab it now and let us know what you think!

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Thanks, Herbert A., for the tip!

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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.