Instagram for BlackBerry and Windows Phone won’t be released “anytime soon”

Instagram for BlackBerry and Windows Phone won't be released anytime soon

If you’re a BlackBerry or Windows Phone user who like to share photos online, you’ll be sad to know that Instagram won’t launch an app for your platform any time soon.

In an interview with Fast Company, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed this, saying they’re intentionally moving at a slow pace. Here’s what he said:

I’m just saying that in order of priority, the way we evaluate where to expand to is really simply where our users are, and where the growth is. It took us a very long time to get to Android.

Instagram has more than 100 million monthly active users on Android and iOS. They’ve recently added a video-sharing feature to compete with Twitter’s popular Vine app.

And while this isn’t great news for BlackBerry and Windows Phone users, there are other apps that allow you to add effects to photos and share them across social networks. The chances are you’ve already found an alternative that works for you…

[Via: BGR]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Both Microsoft and BlackBerry should “bribe” the Instagram folks to speed-up things… I.e. pay them to port the app to their platforms.

    • JC1967

      You can just side load it on a BB10 device, along with most of the other apps that are slow to become native.

    • Social Sam

      I’ve heard that the app is written and that Instagram Execs just don’t want to be on the platform – intentional snub

  • Sr. Amir

    if you’re looking for the instagram experience on WP, check out Intances, It a their-party intagram app that looks and feels like intagram

  • Ofentse Letsholo

    Instance is a better app ;-)

  • Simon

    I think there’s an app that allows you to access Instagram on Windows Phone and Blackberry, even it’s unofficial btw.
    Nokia said they add an app to access instagram for Lumia user, especially for 1020 … Including Path, Flipboard, etc

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