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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile officially launches with ditching of its 'beta' label

As promised earlier today, the Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile has officially launched, as the "beta" tag for the app has been removed with its latest update.

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While the app itself no longer has the beta label, the web page link for the app in the Windows Store still shows the beta tag. We would assume this will be updated very soon. There's no other word yet on what's been added or fixed with this update, but if you notice anything, please feel free to post in the comments and we will update accordingly.

Thanks to Jason Laboy for the tip!

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153 Comments
  • Boooooyaaah! Alright! :D Posted via the Windows Central App for Windows 10 Mobile
  • I guess nothing new except the ditching of BETA tag :/ Posted via Windows Central App for W10M on Lumia 830
  • Atleast we now have a fully functional and official app, that does go a long way. :S
  • It doesn't seem to support posting photos that aren't square. That's a bummer, hate being limited to square pictures. Also, says my device doesn't so support the features needed to install it. 640 XL on fast ring.
  • Yes it does... Are you sure your clicking on the button in the bottom right when selecting an image to switch to non-square view?
  • I've always been able to post pictures non square with this edition of instagram for windows phone. I do have a lumia 930 tough!
     
  • You can now record 1 minute of video and upload it :) Zachary Bowling - ZAD Apps
  • Great :D Posted via the Windows Central App for Windows 10 Mobile
  • I didn't know you can record video on instagram.
  • It's been a feature for quite some time my friend.. Have you not seen other people upload videos?
  • I only see duck face and food on instagram so I didn't know
  • Hahaha well there is video xD ;)
  • Ok cool
  • Sharing to Facebook is finally working on my phone, it hadn't worked on any previous versions. 950XL
  • Wasn't working for me too on 550. Updating the app, should be fixed after the update! Posted via the Windows Central App for Windows 10 Mobile
  • It says that my phone doesn't have the features to support the app, so I can't download it. How nice? L640
  • Me too and I have a 950xl. What features could I possibly need?? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 using Lumia 950XL
  • It's for Redstone. Get Redstone build and you can download it
  • Which build number? I'm at 10586.218 and it still says that
  • You need to be on the Insider Fast Ring.
  • Or maybe Slow would work too, but Production and Release Preview will not.
  • slow ring, does work
  • It now works. I guess they fixed the bug :)
  • To use app,you'll need device with features for details see additional information -Hardware requirements..
  • To use app,you'll need device with features for details see additionalrr information -Hardware requirements..
  • To use app,you'll need device with features for details see additionalrr information -Hardware requirements..
  • Wooo, history has been written. :D And on my B-day ! Thanks developers
  • Happy birthday!
  • Thank you :) !
  • Happy birthday man!!...jus hope let this auspicious day be a new beginning for windows as more and more developers join hands to make this already superior os a leading os in phones!! :D
  • Happy Birthday! Maybe next year snapchat will launch an app!! :) Posted via the Windows Central App for Symbian
  • Dont really need Snapchat in my life but I wish for others :)
  • Happy birthday Dude!!!
  • Happy (belated) birthday!
  • Yaaaay!! ☺ Done updating!!
  • Long time coming ...
  • Agreed.
  • Still not loading photos from my library and though we can hide the navigation bar but the app is not rescaling on L730 :(
  • Yeah, for me it moved slightly on top-right leaving empty black bars at left side and at the bottom. Did you face battery drain problem after installing it? Also, it doesn't appear on Batter Saver list.
  • Photos need to be stored locally...not just on OneDrive. I find that works better. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    Using the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL for Windows 10 (Redstone)
  • Same here hope they fix it soon coz it's very annoying
  • It loads in 3 minutes
  • Interesting they've dropped the Beta. It's definitely getting better with every update but would like to see it reach iOS performance soon (Great work so far though IMO) Dropping the Beta tag is very good in terms of how it looks to users in general and also when other people see it on your phone they don't say "It doesn't even have the non-beta Instagram" since that bothers some people
  • Still not rescaling when I hide the navigation bar -.-
  • I kind of want to start an Instagram account because of this news, but I don't think I'd ever use it.
  • You could always just follow others. If you like pictures (of any kind) Instagram has something for you.
  • Ok I'll try it
  • I downloaded the beta with the same thinking, have use it once since. Just pontificating arseholes.
  • Still in beta, India. :P
  • Nope its out
  • At 19:51 on my L730 it's still Beta.
  • I know right. -.-
  • I've read somewhere that it takes up to 8 hours to reach everywhere. But I don't get why some of us have it and we don't while being in same region :p
  • It takes up to 16 hours. Might vary depending on location
  • got an update, installing now. and yes, there is no beta tag now.
  • Anyone have lumia 830 here that too non-insider?
  • App updates other than system apps like insta,twitter doesn't need any insider ring to be selected.. Wait for a while and you will receive :)
  • I know, WTF? I'm just asking 'cause I'm facing some issues in my lumia 830 so just wanna know if someone's having the same issues or not. Thanks for your knowledge!
  • Chill bro chill. It's not the end of life. Also, I don't think they've fixed major bugs and layout problems. So there's no point to eagerly wait for it. Chill chill.
  • That's what all we windows phone users can do, WAIT. Patience is the key.
  • Finally :D
  • My 950 thinks its an iphone.......!
  • Omg omg omg..... I am so happy.....
  • Yay they saw my tip! XD
  • Sign in with facebook doesn't work :\ Posted from WC for W10 running on my 930.
  • No PC build. :(
  • 3 years later! Hooray!!!! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 Mobile BETA
  • Finally for all Lumia 925!! Oh wait.....  
  • Your old-@$$ phone can get 10586 through Insider, crybaby.
  • grow up baby, my phone is an Iphone ;)
  • Be careful. Taking about having an iPhone it's dangerous around here
  • No, it is not dangerous. It is, however, trolling when the blind man has to go into every article and attacks when he doesn't even use Windows Phone. Maybe that is why he uses an iPhone - he is blind and can't see a good phone such as the 950.
  • Then what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be patting yourself on the back on iMore, edgy? Posted from Bikini Bottom via my Pineapple PineBook XPS 13"
  • Not much positive news over at iMore, huh.
  • Not available in india
  • Btw my app updated so now it connects with the Microsoft band now
  • I am still shocked they haven't updated the app with a proper splash screen! It's the first thing you notice when opening the app. I am not an Instagram user, but here are my comments:
    - They removed the 3D touch ability, (press and hold) even though it worked well enough.
    - The app doesn't support multitasking.
    - Photos library doesn't open for me. It never did actually load. (I have a rather large one).
  • 3d touch(press and hold to view larger image) is working for me after the update.
  • If you're past the login stage, you're definitely an Instagram user. LOL. I suggest you uninstall and reinstall your app, everything you mentioned is working fine on my Lumia 950 XL. Posted from Bikini Bottom via my Pineapple PineBook XPS 13"
  • Does it also solve the slow Photo library load? I noticed improvements but still takes several seconds to actually load anything. 
  • Yayyyy. It's the time.
  • Camera roll still not loading up
  • It's still incredibly buggy and slow. Scrolling feels weird to me too, it's not as fast as you'd expect it to be in relation to how you flick up and down on the screen. Tried uploading a video and it just crashed out, filters are slow to apply and the in-app notifications and errors look like iOS ones! Far from impressive, and not enough to get me to switch from 6tag which is still a far better UX IMHO. However they've converted this app, it's not a good experience to use the end result.
  • Lacking so many features smh. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • i still see BETA version only, even this link takes me to beta app, :(
  • Is functionality on a par with ios/android ?
  • I was wondering that - I.e. is it a code share port where the two will remain feature parity?
  • I don't see an update to Instagram on my phone, and no Messenger at all on PC. Facebook app on the PC screws up the live tile. It wasn't updating so I change the size (this helps refresh sometimes) from Large to Small only to find that 'large' disappears and 'wide' become the biggest option. In the app it asked me to pin the tile, I did, it pinned a second tile so I deleted the original. The new tile, pinned from within the app, will only go up to medium. None of them have actually down anything live. Messenger isn't showing up in the store. In the Facebook app, selecting the Messenger icon prompts you to install it, but it opens the Windows Store webpage for the mobile app.
  • Battery life since update is really bad. Went down to 70% after only 2.5 hours without use at all.
  • I've noticed that the live tile is now working since the previous update. Posted from the Windows Central app for Windows 10 Mobile
  • Facebook login not working on l950 in india after update
  • At least, they did it on w10.
  • Why cant i install new instagram on 540 dual
  • Just tried on my 640 and it says "You need a device with more features" What does this mean?
  • I have 1520 and showing the same message
  • Same here with Lumia 830... 
  • Same here with Lumia 640 XL
  • Same thing on my Lumia 950 XL dual sim.
  • Same here on my Lumia 1020 (build 10586.218)
  • Not supported on lumia 535
  • I have a same problem
  • Not in lumia 830 too... "You need a device with more features"
  • I uninstalled it so that i can download an updated version,but now shows your phone doesn't support this app.
  • Same here lumia 830
  • I can't even download it on my Lumia 950. :/
  • Hi , instagram , not available for download on my Lumia 830 ( W10M Build 10586.218 )
  • I have the official final windows 10 bould (not now the name) and I'm facing the exact same thing "You need a device with more features"
  • Ok yeah it might be for rs builds.
  • Unlocked Lumia 950 Dual SIM with Windows Insider build 10586.242 (just released yesterday in the Release Preview ring) -- "To use this app, you'll need a device with more features."
  • Same here on my L1520
  • I was able to install on my 640. What build do you have?
  • 10586.242
  • It might be for Redstone.
  • That's a Threshold build, not Redstone. Unless you mean IG was only released for Redstone, which wouldn't make sense.
  • Had instagram beta app on lumia 435. Updated it. But it showed blie screen at start. So removed it. Now when i am reinstalling it says u device doesnt have hardware support for app. And i cant download app. Any solution?
  • I have the same issue on my Fierce XL
  • still not working on continuum though.
  • I really hope they fix some of the shortcomings of this app. Because I really do like it I hope I can now upload from Instagram to Facebook.
  • I can't even download it on my 640xl. Says that I need more hardware features
  • Says my 1520 needs "additional hardware requirements" before I can download it
  • I cannot install the new Instagram app on my Lumia 1520 too, I can guess that the "additional hardware reqiurements" is definitely Windows 10 Mobile Redstone, which are currently Insider Previews and not for phones that have the Release Preview and finalized builds installed which are still at Win10Mo Threshold ver. 1511.
  • Not letting me update on 950xl dual sim...
  • WTF...its telling me that to use this app i must have a device with more features. I hv 640xl......Is it again a half baked app ?
  • So even a 950 needs more hardware features to allow install. Posted from an Oric-1
  • Yep.  My factory (non-Insider) Lumia 950 says I apparently need more features.  So, a 950 XL then?  [SIGH]
  • Ditto: showing more hardware required...trying to fix wings on my phone now...
  • Yeah, not sure why I "need more features" to download a basic photo app on a brand new Lumia 950. If someone could explain this, much appreciated. 
  • Won't install on Lumia640 WP10 TP built 10586.242. Store refers to hardware compatibility issues and sends to More Info. More info gets to  help.instagram.com web -> Windows Mobile and it 10 gets to non existing facebook page with [Login] [Signup] buttons. Why do I need to login/signup if requested page does not exist? I'm so sick of this Instagram saga. #6tag forever...
  • Lumia 830 not supported problem . Hardware requirement .what's that ?happaned after uninstall beta and want to install the latest version .
  • Same with lumia 535, 435, 640, 540 xl, my 830 and even 950 and 950 XL... so... I guess it is just a problem of the update
  • No love on Redstone here
  • I get a message saying "to use this app you need a device with more features" and I have a 950. Not sure what features I'm missing.
  • Store says, "... you'll need a device with more features. ... see Additional Information -> Hardware requirements." There is no such section under Additional Requirements. What other features could I possibly need? [Unlocked Lumia 950XL in fast ring (build 14332)]
  • I can't downloaded, for some reason it says that my phone won't make the requirement and is a 950xl, I was forced to do a hard reset and since then I can't downloaded any more, damn ms
  • Instagram seems to be having service issues right now. It's not remembering people I followed and who followed me over the past few days.
  • I noticed one thing.. I cant download it .. It shows apps need additional hardware. Well bravo instagram.
  • Embarassing for instagram though :P
  • What nonsense? I can't even download the app on my lumia 730. It basically says buy a new high end phone to use this app. F off instagram.
  • Funny! My Lumia 950XL doesn't have the required hardware to install Instagram app.
  • I can't install it. It's greyed.
  • Can't download. Tells me not enough hardware. I'm on a Lumia 950 !
  • I am not able to install it on Lumia 730
  • Looks like you'll need a Surface Phone to download this app.
  • Okay now...My phone is equipped with a jet pack...hope instagram doesn't need "more hardware"
  • Ha ha ha .Good one
  • Now download is available...jetpack worked :D
  • Says I nerd more hardware features, what's this jet pack you talk about
  • Not available for download on lumia 640XL. Showing some hardware requirement missing
  • How do I save pics from from this app? Can someone tell me please?
  • Install it now!
  • Funny thing is, uploading from library is still crappy. The app just crashes out ^ Lumia 950
  • Finally downloaded it,now we need more apps like fb,messenger,snapchat etc
  • Same as others. Can't even install. It says I need a device with more features. 640 XL here.