Instagram is one step closer to becoming a fully fledged WP app after a BETA update.
The highly anticipated Instagram app on Windows has finally received its first BETA update, bumping the version number up to 0.2.0.0. The latest update contains user interface improvements and bug fixes. The ability to tag people in photos and use photos in maps has also been added.
With an average rating of 4 stars from more than 3000 reviews, the app is already proving to be popular among WP enthusiasts since it was released late-November.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Instagram is a popular photo and video sharing social network service which allows users to add “filters” or effects to images for a customised feel. The service quickly grew in popularity especially after Facebook’s acquisition of the company in 2012. Since September 2013, more than 150 million users are using the service.
The addition of Instagram to the Windows Phone Store aims to cater for a proportion of users and is a part of Microsoft’s plan to expand the number of apps available for the OS in the upcoming months. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the store has over 200,000 apps available more than doubling the previous amount of 100,000 in June last year.
The whopping total of 3 billion downloads shows that things are not slowing down for the third largest OS who appear to be optimistic leading into 2014.