For an emerging mobile platform, its essential that the app gap with its rivals is kept at bay. One method of achieving this aim is to get apps that are popular on rival platforms, so that people thinking to switch don’t have to worry about the lack of their favorite apps. Instagram is one of the most popular apps out there on both iOS and Android. Nokia confirmed last month that Instagram is going to be released for Windows Phone, and its possible that the release might take place soon. It is quite likely that the app has already been submitted to the Windows Phone Store and is now pending approval.
The Windows Phone page on Instagram’s website is now redirecting to a Windows Phone Store link that is quite likely a place holder. While the link itself is live the page doesn’t list the app at this point in time. If the app has really been submitted, it might only be a matter of days before its released for the public. Given how badly most Windows Phone users have been waiting to share filtered pictures of their food, it may seek to serve Microsoft’s own interests to expedite the approval process.