Instagram BETA brings performance improvements and crash fixes in latest update

The official Instagram BETA app has been updated yet again. A few days ago, an update was pushed to address crashes caused by the new lock screen support. Today’s update doesn’t bring anything significant. What’s new in version 0.4.2? According to the store listing, it contains performance improvements, crash fixes, and UX refinements.

Instagram BETA for Windows Phone has been really slow to catch up with the features already available on Android and iOS. We’re still waiting for Instagram Direct and video upload. Mentioning the new Lux slider is probably asking for too much at this point.

Let us remind you that fans of Instagram don’t have to use the official app. There’s also a great third-party app called 6tag.

While we’re disappointed that major features are still missing on Instagram BETA, we’re glad to see new updates pop up. Go download it now for free at the Windows Phone Store and let us know if it seems faster.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.