After going back and forth, with rumors claiming yes, but with company executives saying no, Instagram is finally making its way onto Windows Phone devices. This was revealed last week during Nokia World where along with the Instagram announcement, other Nokia devices and services were announced. While an official date for the launch of Instagram for Windows Phone has yet to be determined, Nokia has recently posted the image above on their Twitter account with a message that reads, “You did it! Thanks to you, Instagram is arriving on Nokia #Lumia in the coming weeks.”
The pictured attached to the tweet also reveals what appears to be the user interface of the app. While the app itself was announced during Nokia World, it was unfortunately not available for usage yet which meant that most of us remained in the dark as to how the app might look like on the Windows Phone platform. Apart from slightly moving the buttons around and giving some of the buttons a slightly different look, the overall feel appears to be similar to its iOS and Android counterpart, which we’re not sure is a good or bad thing.
At the moment there are plenty of Instagram alternatives and third-party alternatives available for Windows Phone. Some of which might offer up a bit more functionality which some Windows Phone users might find hard to get away from despite the official app’s launch, but we guess we will have to wait and see what the numbers say.