Windows phones are fast turning out to be popular among Windows faithfuls and also with rest of the users. However, one thing that refrains new users to switch to Windows phones is the considerably less number of apps currently available for it as compared to Android or Apple operating systems. One such app that is widely popular among the latter operating systems is Instagram.
Instagram allows users to upload their photos and videos on the social networking site. It also lets users to apply various filters to their photos before uploading them. The app has not yet been launched officially for Windows phones. But now, there’s something to cheer about for Windows phones users as a new third party app called 6tag has been launched which lets users access Instagram from their Windows phones.
The app provides almost all the features that the official app provides. The app lets you upload and share your photos and videos, customize them via filters, and check out photos from your friends and other users. The app also allows you to tag your friends in your photos and videos and view posts on a map.
You can also share your photos on other social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, and Foursquare. The app offers an array of filters, including XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, and Lo-fi which are similar to the ones provided in the official app on other platforms. 6tag also provides Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field. It also offers front and back camera support.
However, it being an unofficial app does come with some downsides. Some developers have raised concerns about few privacy issues. Apparently, the app keeps copies of both public and private videos and doesn’t encrypt your account information, such as your username and authentication token.
Facebook has reportedly already created an official Instagram app and is on the verge of releasing it in the near future. Those who do not want to wait for the official release and want to access Instagram from their Windows phones can certainly start using this app. It’s available for free from the Windows phone app store. Here’s the link to it: 6tag for Windows phone.