Recently Facebook has introduced a new Instagram beta app for Windows. This one has been ported from iOS to Windows wich seems to be an obvious move since Microsoft has made it pretty easy to port apps from other operating systems, or at least iOS, to Windows. This brings also some advantages for the user like for example how feature rich the app is. The previous beta app which Facebook had released for Windows Phone 8.1 has not been updated once and missed a lot features. The ported one is on par with iOS and Android when it comes to features as well as the overall design.
Instagram (Beta) is a Windows Universal app, though it is currently only available for mobile devices. In order to use it on your Windows 10 PC’s we will probably have to wait a few more weeks. As you might have noticed, the app is a bit laggy which might come from the direct port. Therefor it is nice to see a regular updates appearing in the store to fix these few bugs and issues. The app is on a pretty good way now, with todays update there has not been included a change-log though you will notice that the tile of the app is now slightly transparent and it definitely feels more solid now to use the app.
Since Facebook didn’t care a lot for Windows previously I got used to 6tag which is a third-party Instagram client and was also the first good one in the store back in the times of Windows Phone 8.1. Like the official Instagram (beta) app, also developer Rudy Huyn is planning to release a universal app of the 6tag client very soon. So there will take place an interesting match between the official and the most loved third-party Instagram app for Windows. According to my opinion, 6tag is currently still a bit better to use.
What do you think, are you still using 6tag or did you switch to the official Instagram app already? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this story and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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