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They released the API???

kidjenius says:

or someone found a way around it?

blessthejon says:

I think they did release the API.

dubnukem says:

I think those API's are only to get data, not to publish.

I think the new API allows upload now.

pickypg says:

The API, at least as it appears under the API console, does not enable any mechanism for submitting media (images):
That means that they are not supporting WP yet, or any third party app for uploading.

Clearly yet revealed. How would you know if they gave them their blessing? Best to reserve judgement until we hear more word. 

At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

  1. Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.
  2. We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.

Let me guess. Microsoft got whitelist access.

Jean80 says:

Always thought the reason they give about fighting spam and low quality photos are bullshit, considering Instagram supports low end Android devices with crappy cameras.

Jnbs says:

Hopefully, and by tomorrow he means today Tuesday or tomorrow Wednesday?

Jean80 says:

According to (WPCentral wouldn't allow me to post the link, complaining it is spam), this app will appear in the App Store in a couple of days. And it won't be a Nokia exclusive.

Sridhar V says:

And here is the youtube walkthrough.... :)

You tricky bastard.

And stop teasing Dani...

polychromenz says:

Really do we finally get to shut up the whiners?

pookiewood says:

Sadly no. It says Instagraph.

mrshamoozoo says:

Instagram won't let you use their name on a third party app. They did just open up the api's though

fwaits says:

Your move Liquid Daffodil. =)

erzhik says:

That API doesn't allow you to post pictures. Only view pictures and like. That's how instacam works

fwaits says:

Well he sure is insinuating that Instagraph can post pictures by the photo above so I guess we'll see what's up tomorrow when he elaborates.

PSRBF6 says:

The new API allows you to post as well as view and like. That's what this article is about.

pickypg says:

Unfortunately not.
The new API allows adding relationships, comments, likes, and subscriptions. It does not enable adding media, tags, or locations.

richardspitz says:

"At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this..."

At this time... I think that was written before yesterday. We'll see

odoggyfresh says:

all right, for the record, April Fools Day is freaking over

Sixty comment is mine!

hahahhaha. I have to do this!! The Instagram on Windows Phone´s Saga continues tomorrow...
I cant handle this anymore!

keol says:

Not an official app tho?

dalydose says:

...and there it is. Even if they get to play they won't be happy

Haters will always need something to hate on

Ben Kolo says:

Why would it matter if it is an official app or not? I could care less, as long as we can view and post pictures to instagram that is all that matters.

fwaits says:

Just think Rowi, mehdoh, Gleek/Cowlick, etc. for Twitter. If quality devs can make a great Instagram experience with all the same functionality as the 1st party, who cares?

AngryNil says:

The difference is this looks fugly compared to official Instagram clients.

zacharyaller says:

From this one pic? The app is fugly? The upload screen? Really?

AngryNil says:

If the developer(s) cared about aesthetics, they wouldn't have such an upload screen.

If you've ever seen an official instagram app, you'd know they look like hot shit on a sidewalk. They are aesthetically fugly with such a plain, generic look that they look like an idiot designed them. From just this one pic instagraph already looks much nicer.

isoulsel says:

Screw up WP7 owners?

Delin95 says:

They better not

the_icon12 says:


Jnero20 says:

People are going to go nuts

blessthejon says:

I love Aviary. What does it have to do with instagram though? :o

Shantek says:

Appears this app would just be using that for photo effects..

blessthejon says:

And maybe uploading to insta? :o

Shantek says:

Would appear so from the screenshots. Guess we will find out soon enough

blessthejon says:

Hopefully. :)

isoulsel says:

This same day  (tomorrow) last year, the Android version was released

IceDree says:

Ohh man , has it been that long ?
Android's version is pathetic though , it's a sad dumbed port of iOS's app !
I had it in my Atrix (before I sold it for an 8X) & I have it my Xoom .

Heavy Rain says:

Oh no he didn't.

IceDree says:

Loooool !!!!

N@vX says:


cybrtitan says:

Dan... Don't be that guy ... No one likes that guy...

isoulsel says:

Hey Dani you don't mind me comming over tonight?

markk132 says:

Haha im eagerly awaiting Instagram as well but have absolutely no issue with this ridiculous teaser, this is hilarious we need more of this hahah

ramonq619 says:

There's only one app that I want for wp8. That is amazons cloud player

luimende says:

Thurrot? Is that you?

cybrtitan says:

Lmao if it is

EBynum says:

Amen to that!

Would love this app as well.

freerider189 says:

It's a fake/april fool. The image on his lumia and the one on instagram aren't the same. He probably posted the image from an android or iPhone device.

Because it would be impossible to zoom in on a pic on a mobile phone, giving the look that it had been cropped?

Eric Macalik says:

The Instagram API has been released to developers, though:

vinnyvin says:

This is getting intense!

procen says:

Oh man here we go again !

Neo Nuke says:

Oh snap! He Went there.

IceDree says:

Its about to go down ! (say it with your chest lol)

Omg. I wanna know now!!!!

erzhik says:

That "share on instagram" logo looks very interesting...

isoulsel says:

Yeah mess up people's sleep..

Cellus13 says:

It better not have a boring UI that resembles a port.

isoulsel says:

Clearly a third party app.

rianext says:

Seriously man..shut up...

blurryeyes says:

Watch out your BALL, dude. People gonna mad if you were lying.

isoulsel says:

I feel like Nokia is behind this.

zeronoise says:


I really want instagram on my phone! And after the App I want it integrated with my phone please.

ChiribaoGA says:


Because it would be impossible to zoom in on a pic on a mobile phone, giving the look that it had been cropped?

Also, settle down, your yelling is hurting my eyes

You can play internet detective all you want, but in the end, I won't be the one looks silly ;)

interopbyt says:

Daniel, why tomorrow?!?

Probably an news embargo that gets lifted tomorrow.

ZuNuKoo says:

Seems like you might know what's going on. Waiting until today to find out more.

richddr says:

oh shit, he just went there.

ZuNuKoo says:

What's instagraph? Maybe they released their API? This has me intrigued, I'm following him now. Lets see where this goes..

erzhik says:

This is gonna be one long night...

Ben Kolo says:

At this point, I won't believe anything until I can download an app that can post pictures on instagram. Still intrigued though...

MortalSins says:

Greatest April fools joke ever. Dan posted the story about the imposter instagram app at midnight (about 22.5 hours ago). So who would have believed it was real? Now we see this. Ha.Ha.Ha.

fluidh2o says:

Instagram for BlackBerry (anything is possible)

Soxpranos says:

Great news, this is a game changer for Nokia and Windows Phone even though I won't use it.

RyanAMG says:

If it is not a April fools joke it better be for all phones not just Nokia.

fwaits says:

I wouldn't be surprised if it is a Nokia timed exclusive.  No proof, but he's showing it on his 920, and lately he's been showing more stuff on the Ativ S.  Also the name, Instagraph, sounds a lot like Cinemagraph, a Nokia photo editing app.  And #2Instawithlove, the Nokia campaign that could very well have been an intentional marketing game leading up to the release of this app.  We'll see tomorrow...

bluetrout says:

Hello, 928. Brought Instagram with you? How thoughtful of you.

anierinwp says:

API probably gonna be released

erzhik says:

That API is for viewing only. Not posting. Businesswise, there is absolutely zero reason for instagram to release their full API.

Shambels says:

I better wake up tomorrow with a instagram app! But honestly I don't really care anymore....

CmosError says:

I'm assuming that Instagram released APIs and Instagraph is the first third party app to take advantage of them. We will see, either way I'm excited to see what this is about

4Tiles says:

Is Instagram really important or just the app fad of the day that will be abandoned by the time WP gets it? I still remember how people wouldn't shut up about how important Draw Something was. I can't see myself ever looking at Instagram photos. Filters are not that interesting to look at and they ruin good photos. I really don't get this one.

erzhik says:

Yes its important because instagram is essentially a social network. Some people use instagram instead of fb to view their friends pics.

fwaits says:

I don't currently use it, but I probably would a bit to better stay in touch with some people I know. It's more about the social part of the service, not the filters. And a game has MUCH less longevity than a huge social network like FB, Twitter, or Instagram so yes this is great for the platform assuming this is what people hope it is.

bjd223 says:

Are you really comparing instagram to Facebook and twitter? Fb has a billion users and twitter has 200 million. Insta has 30 million users. I get what you are saying but they are by no means the must have social network

TonyDedrick says:

That's the beauty in choice. You won't ever have to use Instagram if you don't want to. People who want to can (hopefully soon so we can move on to other topics)

It is important because it's popular. Once you have the apps and services people want then people can just make a buying decision based on the UI/OS they prefer. The services & apps that are popular change over time, WP has to keep up to succeed.

gevabar says:

Its a third party app with instragam release of API......hope it works like the real app....otherwise we will hear and see the complains everywhere...what happened to Microsoft's big surprise

inferno434 says:

I read the topic title...  and can only think of Kevin Garnett screaming it outloud on National TV back in '08.
If this is a prelude to an Instagram announcement (or the API being released...) ...hallelujah. 

odoggyfresh says:

Haha agreed on KG

Sam Sabri says:


Even if they get to upload, they won't care because it isn't the "official" one. Hopefully WPGram will update their app with uploading.

RyanAMG says:

I disagree some 3rd party apps are better than official apps. We don't have official Starbucks app but why would we need it when we have SBUX Card. Compared to iOS or Android official app its way better.

Ticomfreak says:

+1 for WPGram

foggyflute says:

Just a late April Fools joke...

At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

  1. Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.
  2. We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.


TonyDedrick says:

Never really understood this seeing as people post some stuff bordering on spam and low quality anyways (that includes people I know).

RyanAMG says:

LOL everyone thinks they are a professional photographer on Instagram

TonyDedrick says:

I probably wouldn't generalize that far. I think most know what the deal is. However, there are in fact some professionals, and beyond average enthusiasts who post their work on Instagram

venetasoft says:

Are you serious? 90% of insta photos come from teenager who snaps themselves in front of a mirror. C'mon iphone users arent able to use even their aged phone, insta users arent so "super photographers", believe me :D

WinFan1 says:

In front of a mirror * lol

Iskassasya says:

Da Faq is this?

KQ17 says:

The only thing I can deduce from the picture is that this app, Instagraph, uses Aviary photo filters and let's you post them on Instagram. Now, we need to know who's behind it, when it's gonna be released, etc.

Dan, I hope you're hating to be that guy... Making us wait and stuff.

uopjo6 says:

Left my account after switching to WP for way too long to start again.

ShortStuff says:

Woo I don't care if its not the official app as long as I can post insta pics from my windows phone ill be stoked ^.^

Duvi says:

That many people already posted to this huh?? Can't wait for tomorrow.

TonyDedrick says:

Instagram....guaranteed to get your comments section over 100 post, lol.

interopbyt says:

+1 That's a true fact...

IceDree says:

True dat !!!!

Kawikz920 says:

Hope for the best. still ready to be gonged on the spot. 

lippidp says:

If "anything is possible" then I want to be able to fly like Superman. Instagram? Pffffft....

IceDree says:

Agreed ! To hell with Instagram, i wanna floor it in a Veyron or a P1 in the Autobahn !

Sam Sabri says:

And let's all start following each other :)

Oh come on Sam. Quit making it worse. :P haha

RyanAMG says:

Sam this post is almost as bad as paying for twitter followers ;)

drg says:

ok that is just cruel. i've never used instagram but thought i'd click on the instagram link to see what the photo was and ewww the instagram site has a iOS app gui feel to it.... i soooooooo wanna vomit. 

NickEspy says:

Wait....wait many questions lol

clindhartsen says:

Just to ruin the surprise, it does appear that Instagram is experimenting with opening up an upload API.
* I just noticed the date of this post. Sorry guys.

edjr07 says:


loukkis says:

May be so, but that link is over 1 year old.

ctafield says:

All that does on iOS is launch the instagram app to do the uploading. The uploading isn't done via the third party app.

taymur says:

it sure made a buzz :D

ChMar says:

I guess someone finally reversed engineered the android version of the app and made the upload possible

kubimonsta says:

i dont think thats possible without the api

ChMar says:

that why I said there is a case of reverse engineering here. Because the api still does not allow for uploads or will ever allow for uploads

They've already allowed an app on IOS to share/upload photos to Instagram and said they'll be releasing it to all. So you're wrong, fortunately for us!

ChMar says:

If they release the api for more apps then that's good. I hope this to be the case

venetasoft says:

It should be illegal, Instagram will ask Ms to delete the App from Store after 5 minutes. Instagraph is 100% legal.

ChMar says:

Yet they don't use the API :)). Hmmm I don't think you can prove in court that the method is ilegal. Sure it can still go down

dkp23 says:

Weiner twitched slightly

xconomicron says:

Hard-on tomorrow?

MrVol84 says:

This post is giving me diarrhea..

bubleCHAMBER says:

Instagram onslaught continues. Good if they opened the APIs, but I would love to see them being implemented ASAP.
Uh! Can't wait for tomorrow.
Sure, you guys know how to tease!

onysi says:

Late April fools joke?

xconomicron says:

Past somebody's bedtime I see....

iamoniwaban says:

What the hells going on here?

ShortStuff says:

I'm Hawaii its still April first so do u guys mean tomorrow as in April 2nd or the mainlands tomorrow as in April 3rd?

Duvi says:

I think he means the 2nd... it's really considered late night

at least that is what i'm hoping he meant =)

mjfadaway says:

Um Hawaii isn't that far behind. He means the 2nd.

Roach26 says:

I know couple friends who want to switch from Android to WP8. But not going to until WP8 gets instagram.

edjr07 says:

This better be good news...aviary is sometimes way to slow for me. And I want a lens integration please.

I don't care about Instagram whatsoever. However, I just woke up in the middle of the night and saw this. I started chuckling out loud and saying "their heads are going to explode." After the whole joke from the Windows Phone site from Sunday/Monday, I expect that there are at least 25 people who have seen this and peed themselves.

jlynnm350z says:

What a tease you are, shame on you. I'm not going to sleep all night. . .

flowkidd says:

When I wake up I will see what this is all about, im ready for anything.

PJLips says:

Could this be real? I hope so!

Ticomfreak says:

Damnit tomorrow is my first day of school after break! Thanks for letting me sleep (not.)

MooCoo says:

An Instalense!

silentshot says:

As I learnt very young that tomorrow never comes. :D

WinFan1 says:

That sounds like a James bond trailer lol.

adrian1338 says:

If it doesnt come with a lense - it sucks

juniwalk says:

I think he just used Instagraph to read (readonly api right?) his post on Instagram so he would not show the real application. What you say?

DontHate707 says:

As long as the app is good and its for 7.8 to then were good but other then that id rather have an official one!

Gmotagi says:

If you look at the api it does support upload if you have instagram app installed. So ios only:(

bssnik says:

Maybe he use Reverse Engineering ;)

I wish Instagram would just release their freakin' app and get it over with!
That's all I ever read about on WPcentral anymore..

Fndlumia says:

Who really cares? Love my 920 and I have few android tabs with instagram and have never used it. I really don't care if it comes or not

juniwalk says:

But you should care - because it is the one thing which keeps many people from switching to Windows phone, and that I quess you would like (more people on wp).

dalydose says:

Again, I don't think loads of iPhone and android users are waiting for this to jump ship

juniwalk says:

Every head counts I say. We have small user base.

Jean80 says:

You obviously cared enough to comment in a post about Instagram.

descabar says:

I hope Nokia will inherit this to their SophieLens and Creative Studio. God! I love those apps!