While this summer Instagram said its monthly active users had hit 500M, doubling its active usage in two years. Facebook is expanding the availability of its Instagram Windows 10 app to both PC and tablets.
Following the launch of its app on Windows Mobile in April, Instagram has finally brought its visual social network to Windows desktops as a standalone app.
Instagram’s Windows 10 app is a universal app and it’s now making its way to PCs and tablets as a result. Instagram has still not built a tailored app for the iPad, and Apple’s tablet users have to use an unoptimized iPhone version.
Starting today, you can now install the popular image sharing app right to your Windows 10 PC, Surface, or laptop. But not for Xbox or HoloLens, yet.
Instagram for Windows 10 comes with all the features you’d expect, including Instagram Stories, Direct and Explore. It also has a Live Tile showing newly posted sandwich photos and notifications on the home screen.
Top Instagram features available with Windows 10 tablet and PC app:
1. Post and edit photos: With the new app, Instagram users can share pictures with their followers and fellow Instagrammers right from the PC or tablet. The app on Windows 10 PC and tablet primarily offers speed and ease of access.
2. Stories: Stories is the latest from Instagram app. The app allows users to see Stories people you follow in a row at the top of the Feed.
3. Instagram Live Tile: Live Tile has been the single most differentiator about Windows 10 since the debut of Windows Phone. With Instagram app, user can find out what their friends and family are up to at a glance.
4. Rich, native notifications: The new app sends rich and native notifications about recent updates.
5. Instagram Direct: With Instagram Direct, Windows 10 PC and tablet users can exchange threaded messages with one or more people, and share posts from their Feed as a message.
Get Instagram app from the Windows Store. Tried the app already ? How is it ? Let us know what you think of Instagram’s official Windows 10 desktop app!