Images of Instagram in the Windows Phone store promising, but raise doubt

There have been tons of rumors that the popular Instagram app may finally be coming to Windows Phone devices, or at least the ones that Nokia makes. Now, a Twitter user has posted up an image that seems to show that an Instagram Windows Phone app is indeed in the works ... or it could be a very well done hoax.

The image comes from a newly launched Twitter account called AnonTechleaks. The actual photo seems to show an entry on the Windows Phone Store that has the Instagram app listed as coming to Windows Phone 7 and 8 smartphones. The image also indicates that the app is not available for download, which could mean this photo comes from an internal developer page.

The photo certainly looks like it could have been taken from the real Windows Phone Store site, but the first sentence in the listing also says, "It’s a free, fun, and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos on your Android.". That makes us think this could be a fake screenshot, or it could simply be a placeholder for the page until the final Instagram Windows Phone app is released.

To add further suspicion to the credibility of the post, the leaker tweeted a new image with the corrected text to say Windows Phone, instead of Android. Stating that the other image was a bit old and has since been updated; this new image is supposedly the go-live information.

In any case, there's certainly going to be a huge demand for an official Instagram app for Windows Phone and we hope its just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.

Neowin has contacted Instagram regarding the validity of the image. This article will be updated if and when a response is received.

Source: Anontechleaks on Twitter via WPCentral.com | Image via @anontechleaks

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...there's certainly going to be a huge demand for an official Instagram app for Windows Phone...

I wonder whether this is really true. It seems like most WP users only want Instagram to shut all the haters up.

jakem1 said,

I wonder whether this is really true. It seems like most WP users only want Instagram to shut all the haters up.

exactly.. i wont use it but I just want people to stop using it as an excuse of why windows phone is not as good as the competition.

DS9 to be precise. When Sisko tried to trick the Romulan senator(?) that there was a Dominion plan to attack Romulus, in an effort to get the Romulans to join the Federation in the.

deck said,
DS9 to be precise. When Sisko tried to trick the Romulan senator(?) that there was a Dominion plan to attack Romulus, in an effort to get the Romulans to join the Federation in the.

You got it!

Instagram is by far the nicest, most drama free social network. It's all about beautiful, and fun images (mostly) and I for one love it. It's great that it's all about visuals. People who hate it are stupid

"People who hate it are stupid"

So this is the general level of intelligence on this 'nice' network? What a recommendation then.


never has an app been so overrated. I hope that when it arrives, which is inevitable at this point, it gets more than 5 minutes coverage.

realistically everybody will then move on to the next irrelevant app.

Eh, people want cool images of their personal photos, let them. Anyone serious about photos isn't using a cell phone camera.

billyea said,
Eh, people want cool images of their personal photos, let them. Anyone serious about photos isn't using a cell phone camera.

I feel sorry for the people who're instagraming (is that the correct use, or even a word?) some of the best times of their lives away. I've seen people posting birthday party pictures, pictures of their babies, loved ones etc and I can't help but wonder if they have an saved, un-edited picture to look back on in 5-6 years time so they can enjoy the picture without the silly effect applied to it.

But in a way, the effect applied to the image will be part of the memory for a lot of people these days as instagraming a picture has become instilled in them as part of the picture taking process.

I cant stand ppl like you that think they are better the everyone else.. Instagram is more about the sharing of pictures then keeping old memories.. I feel sorry for people that take pictures yet have no one to share them with ..

So you have seen pictures of peoples birthdays, babies and loved ones yet you complain about how the service is useless.. But that is the entire point of it.. to casually sharing your memories with others.. Would you of seen those pictures if it wasnt for instagram? Why are you even browsing instagram if you feel sorry for people that use it..

I personally see instagram as a service where you get to add a bit of personality to pictures.. you can add a layer of how you feel about the picture..

Lachlan said,
I cant stand ppl like you that think they are better the everyone else.. Instagram is more about the sharing of pictures then keeping old memories.. I feel sorry for people that take pictures yet have no one to share them with ..

So you have seen pictures of peoples birthdays, babies and loved ones yet you complain about how the service is useless.. But that is the entire point of it.. to casually sharing your memories with others.. Would you of seen those pictures if it wasnt for instagram? Why are you even browsing instagram if you feel sorry for people that use it..

I personally see instagram as a service where you get to add a bit of personality to pictures.. you can add a layer of how you feel about the picture..

I'm going to assume this is directed at me, but you might want to re-read what I said.

It wasn't aimed to abused people who use instagram. I never said it was a useless service, nor that sharing pictures wasn't the point of it, and I even ended by saying the applied effects of instagram is part of their memory of the picture (or as you call it, add personality to pictures).

Also, I never said I was browsing instagram. In-fact, I've never even been on the website and while that might seem a bit convoluted for you to understand where I see instagram from.. it's exactly as you proposed; People share their images. I've seen them shared on many sites, I've had people talk about it and of course I read sites like neowin that post information about it.

I never said, nor think I am better then everyone else., certainly not when it comes to using a photo app service. However, as stated, I still do think that in years to come people might want to look back on the original image rather then the instagram'd one.

Lastly, I never said I can't stand people who use instagram... yet here you are hating 'people like me'... who haven't said what you're implying.
Get off your high horse, and stop hating on people simply because you think they don't like stuff you that you do.

Lachlan said,
I cant stand ppl like you that think they are better the everyone else.. Instagram is more about the sharing of pictures then keeping old memories.. I feel sorry for people that take pictures yet have no one to share them with ..

So you have seen pictures of peoples birthdays, babies and loved ones yet you complain about how the service is useless.. But that is the entire point of it.. to casually sharing your memories with others.. Would you of seen those pictures if it wasnt for instagram? Why are you even browsing instagram if you feel sorry for people that use it..

I personally see instagram as a service where you get to add a bit of personality to pictures.. you can add a layer of how you feel about the picture..

I think what he means is that you miss some moments by fiddling with a camera and posting the pic in the first place. One quick snap out on the town is fine. However, there are some moments you really want to cherish from a "I remember that moment" vs "I was taking a pic of that moment".

I have a great example. A couple of years ago I took my son and mom down to Kennedy Space Center to see the final shuttle launch. I remember something the NASA administrator said a few weeks prior. He said if it's your first launch then put the camera down and take it in with your senses. You're going to miss the experience by viewing this amazing spectacle through a tiny viewfinder or screen. He was right.

Moments before lift off I set my video camera down and let it run while it pointed at the sky. I then had a still camera in my hand. As the vehicle clear the buildings I blindly snapped a couple of pics. I didn't bother aiming the camera. I wanted to see the thing with my eyes. I was lucky and caught one pic of it before it went into the clouds.

Had I been looking through the viewfinder I would not have seen it with my own two eyes. Instead of wishing I had that moment to do over again, it was the perfect moment I can remember with my senses and having been with people I loved.

THAT is what he means.

That's a very beautiful reply and all, but people mostly just use Instagram to take pictures of their friends.

To the people insisting that applying filters to images is a silly idea.... well, so what? They apply 'silly' filters because they think it looks neat. And they're happy, and they're having a good time, and good for them. We (of course, we're masters of art so we can tell people what people should and shouldn't do with their own photos and what they will and will not prefer in the future) should not intrude.