Instagram Launches On Windows Phone But Lacks The Ability To Take Photos


The Instagram app, which will be available only for Windows Phone 8 (sorry, legacy users), will offer Live Tiles that refresh with new data on the Start screen, and will also come with support for fast-resume; sadly, there are quite a few features that won’t be available right away, such as video capture and uploading, photo tagging, viewing geotaxis and – arguably the most important – in-app image capture. Instagram explains that it wanted to get the app out to users as quickly as possible, so a few features had to be left out of the first version, but it assures us that future updates will come with plenty more functionality (as updates are often wont to do).

You can’t take pictures inside the app. That’s ridiculous. If Windows Phone actually had any users, there would be an uproar over this.