Photography fans who own a Windows 10 Mobile phone will be happy to know that Instagram finally rolled out for devices carrying Microsoft's latest mobile OS.
Having a native Instagram app tailored for Windows 10 Mobile means that users can finally stop using unofficial (and potential dangerous) apps to access Instagram on their devices.
It should be mentioned that Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is still in beta testing, but it still offers a number of nifty features. For one thing, one feature emulates Apple's Peek and Pop 3D Touch display. This allows you to press and hold an image so that you can preview it.
Android device owners would recall that the functionality is present in their variant of the app, as well. Now, Windows 10 Mobile is the third biggest ecosystem to get the Peek and Pop feature for Instagram.
There are some understandable loose ends in the app, proving that beta testing exists for a reason. Instagram promised to resolve an issue where users cannot log in with their Facebook accounts and are also unable to use the "share to" function.
A number of complaints target the fact that the app crashes more often than not and the slow pace at which the app works altogether.
The company assures its fans that both videos and photos will be editable with aid from free of charge, specially-tailored filters. Once you have an Instagram account, you can send photos and share video messages with your friends.
What is more, 10 creative tools will come in handy to those who want to tap into their creativity. Users will be able to modify the highlights, perspective and shadows of pictures, alongside contrast, brightness and saturation.
The Windows 10 Mobile version of Instagram is a ported variant of its iOS counterpart.
The porting came to be via Project Islandwood, one of the four Windows Bridge programs which allow coders to transplant their apps from other ecosystems to Windows.
The app currently scores a 3.9/5 rating, based on 620 reviews.
As early as October 2015, Universal Apps were promised by Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The release of the Instagram Beta for Windows 10 Mobile shows that the social media company is committed to closely cooperate with Microsoft.
We look forward to seeing more results from the companies working together and this Instagram Beta for Windows 10 Mobile looks promsing.