Just a couple of days ago, we have reported, that there is now another Instagram app available in the Windows app store. The new app is also in beta, though this time it is a universal app and it seems like Facebook is now caring a bit more about their app for the Windows platform. The new Instagram (Beta) app is build with the new Universal Windows tools, tough it has not been completely built up from scratch but it is rather a port from the iOS Store to the Windows Store.
Previously you might have been using the very popular 6tag app from the Windows app store which has been developed by the french developer Rudy Huyn. Both, the new Instagram Beta app as well as the 6tag app will be available for all Windows platforms soon, so this is the first real competitor for Rudy’s 6tag app.
At this point the official app from Facebook seems to be a bit laggy which gives the 6tag app the essential advantage for now. Though the company has today released the first update for the ported iOS app. Luckily they have also included a change log with the update, below you can have a look which new features have been implemented in the app and what bugs have been fixed:
- Video View Counts on Instagram
- Add and Switch Between Multiple Accounts
- Shortcuts for Viewing Photos, Videos and More
- Improvements to the Boomerang App
- Introducing Boomerang from Instagram: A New Video App
In case you have not tested the Instagram (Beta) app yet, head over to our video comparison between the Android app and the one for Windows. One cool thing worth mentioning is the kind of 3D touch which is available in the new ported app for Windows. If you go to someone’s profile and long press on one of his posted pictures you can swipe up to get additional options, give it a try and let me know what you think of the Instagram (Beta) app. Stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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