Instagram for Windows phone to retire on April 30

Instagram is set to drop its Windows 10 Mobile app at the end of this month. In a message within the app, Instagram has begun alerting its users that it will be retired on Windows phone on April 30. The app will no longer be available after that point, the company says. (via Neowin)

In its place, Instagram recommends any lingering Windows phone users turn to the web app by using their mobile browser. It doesn't look as if this move will have any effect on the current app for Windows 10 PCs.

The message was first pointed out by Reddit users, who have suggested alternatives, such as Winsta, to take the dedicated Instagram app's place. Alternatively, you can pin Instagram's web app to your Start screen for easy access.

Windows 10 Mobile is currently on its way to the grave, so it's not surprising to see another major app drop support for the platform. The latest version of Windows 10 Mobile, 1709, is expected to lose official support from Microsoft in December.

Android alternatives for Windows phone fans

If you're looking to make the jump from Windows phone to Android, these are some of our top picks.

Razer Phone 2 (From $500 at Amazon)

It may be a bit large, but solid battery life and a speedy refresh rate make this one worth checking out.

OnePlus 6T (From $560 at Amazon)

OnePlus has one of the best Android experiences out of the box, and the 6T is a solid phone if you don't mind the teardrop camera at the top.

Google Pixel 3 (From $755 at Amazon)

If you want a pure Android experience with one of the best cameras out there, the Pixel 3 is a solid contender.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl