The official Instagram application for Windows Phone has received an update today boosting it to version 0.4.1.0. This is the fourth update to the application but has added very little in terms of software improvements. This update is purely aesthetic and adds the capability to set the lock screen with pictures from your Instagram feed. While this is a nifty addition, it still doesn't make up for the lack of features in comparison to its Android and iOS counterparts. Although updated, the Instagram application for Windows Phone still remains in beta and for good reason. The beta still has a couple of key missing features like:
- the inability to tag someone just by clicking on the picture, currently users must click the menu (three dots) and tag via a separate menu
- lack of support for video uploads
- absence of the straightening tool which allows for fine adjustments to photographs if they are slightly lopsided.
While these may not seem like major issues, these are points that have not been addressed since the initial release. For those looking for a suitable replacement they might want to check out 6tag which is still one of the most full-featured Instagram applications on the Windows Phone Store.