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Nokia’s official Facebook page in Sweden says Instagram "on the way" for Windows Phone

Instagram Windows Phone

Sorry folks who hate hearing news or rumors about Instagram, we feel ya, but we have to get through this story for today so bear with us. (We should also remind readers you are free to not read this story if it bothers you so much, ahem).

Rumors that an official Instagram app is actually on the way have been circulating for months now, with a May timeframe often mentioned. While we don’t know if that is accurate or not, our sources (and others e.g. the Verge) have confirmed that an official client is waiting in the wings. Whether it’s just an iOS port or something more, we don’t know. Nor do we know what the holdup is.

On Nokia’s official Facebook page in Sweden, a customer (Marcus Petterson) asked whether or not an Instagram app was headed for Windows Phone, specifically the Lumia 920. Nokia responded rather forthrightly with (translation) “Instagram is on the way but can't give an exact date right now".

Is that a slam dunk, 100% confirmation? Absolutely not. We’ve seen customer-service reps and “official” Facebook pages say things that weren’t completely accurate before, so do take this with a grain of salt.

But combined with things we’ve heard and the seeming confidence for which Nokia (Sweden) let loose the information, we’re leaning on this one a bit.

You can now return to your normally scheduled non-Instagram related Windows Phone news.

Update: Nokia (Sweden) has now deleted their comment. Take that as an accidental revelation or just an error.

Update 2: Looks like Nokia (Sweden) has spilled the beans before, as they confirmed an Instagram client is in development back in March in a tweet.

Source: Nokia (Sweden) Facebook; Thanks, Erik E., for the tip and translation!



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Freuder says:

Instagram is an anagram of grim satan ... seems appropriate

adriel623 says:

Hahaha I'm dying of laughter

Jean80 says:

So, what's your point?

Quin 2013 says:

Perfect! I'm in

q21701 says:

See. Instagram is of the devil! Turn away! REPENT AN THOU SHALL BE SAVED! :-P

SAYSteez says:

If you're 555 then I'm 666

What's it like to be a heretic?

borasar says:

i dunno ask htc/ ativ users :P

TechnoTim says:

Its been "on the way" since Windows Phone was conceptualized.

akki20892 says:

they will release instagram when Nokia EOS announce, just guessing

rodneyej says:

I have energy from the universe that lets me know all that I seek to. We all have this power.. I know who you are!!!!!! I am Instagram man!! You are my child,, you're a son of Instagram man, who is I!! Lets pass an offering.....

rodneyej says:

Banana flavored gram crackers are deliciously tasty!

._. What happen whit you dude xD

Spedez says:

awesome comment.

he_shark says:

Waiting for the 928 to be released in a week I'd say.

rodneyej says:

Maybe uncovered, but I doubt released.. If its revealed next week you can expect a late May release at the earliest!!

Henky Foo says:

i just bought instagraph. lol

RyanAMG says:

And because we paid for it I don't feel bad if the official app does come soon. If anything IMO Instagragh helped Instagram get to WP sooner

L2nak says:

Uhhhhhhhhh... Lol.

Quin 2013 says:

I would say that 2InstaWithLove did that, it's the first app on WP to have post and hash tag instagram over Twitter to let them know that we WP users do want instagram.

But then again, as Daniel said, it is just a rumor, not a fact that it really is coming.

RyanAMG says:

2InstaWithLove was a tweet campaign and Instagraph showed Instagram WP users are willing to do whatever it takes. but then agian it looks like you didn’t see the IMO.... :)

Jf.Vigor says:

No it didnt lol. Nokia did

rubenbest says:

Yay need to get here

HermanDeezy says:

I just hope its not Nokia-exclusive.

Jean80 says:

Hard to imagine it would be. If it's an exclusive, I expect maybe a new filter or two.

Quin 2013 says:

Yep, they said so. Get a Nokia, get a free instagram....lololol.

Jamdot says:

Get a Nokia rather than get screwed with zero support from the other OEMs.

Yeah, I cannot see a compelling reason to buy a non-Nokia windows Phone.  I hope that changes, but for now Nokia is the WP king.

titoyees says:

I recently jailbroken my Samsung Focus and I could see the Nokia application catalog. WOW! Nokia has very good support for applications and users. Samsung is crap and worse HTC.

Quin 2013 says:

HTC is def a better product than Samsung, it's too bad that there isn't as many updates as there are on Nokia.

I'm very happy with my Nokia Lumia 920, with of course the exception of not having Zune like abilities.

IceDree says:

I guess you missed the story about the 8X last night

cannon#WP says:

I just hope it's not WP8 exclusive.

carlosrdd says:

100% sure it's an Nokia exclusive....

FavBrowser says:

MSFT had Instagram ready before WP8 was finished, they were just waiting for APIs announcement, i wouldn't count on wp7 support

I doubt it will be Nokia exclusive, but pretty sure it would be a WP8 exclusive.

Dan Strong1 says:

Do they not mean this? Nokia just posted this on fb:
We know you're crazy for Instagram. Show your love and download #2InstaWithLove app:

Karanstyle says:

God knows what Nokia n Instagram is upto Instagram is being (you know what i mean).

giorgio h says:

Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

Xaphoon148 says:

Only Micro Gram...? ;)

funkyGeneral says:

Only more goodness

Karanstyle says:

I don't know should i say "WOW" or to say "let's see if it's fake news again".

Eas195 says:

Sigh. BB10 has Instagram first, although it is still a sideloaded app ported from Android. But, if official (not sideloaded) Instagram app comes to Windows Phone faster than to BB10, it will be a bang.

theefman says:

Does it really matter if BB10 gets it first or not? Or are people really going around saying "we got instagram before BB10, nyah, nyah"?

The BB10 hack/port of an Android app is far, very far, from ideal or official. Source: I have a Z10.

l_n says:

How is that Z10? Is it as overcomplicated as it seems?

It's my first ever BB device, so I'll do a post on it soon. It has some compelling features, but it many ways it's like stepping back 2 years. The novelty wore off in 2 days and after I got my Lumia 720 (swoon) :)

rodneyej says:

LOL!! I have a 920, but something about that 720 makes me all itchy down bellow... It would be great if you did a side by side of the 920 & Z10.. I can't wait for that!!

The 720 shouldn't do that to you. Might want to see a doctor.

rodneyej says:

I did see a doctor about it! Cause unknown... Still makes me itch!

tk-093 says:

Daniel, since it is your first BB device then at least you won't notice features that older BB's had that you now don't have.

If you anything like me, you've gotten tired of the peek gesture by now.

Eas195 says:

You're right. That's why I prefer to the official apps, rather than a port/sideloaded app. It might has missing features than the latest.

Jean80 says:

BB10 did not get Instagram first. What they do have is a built in Android emulator that allows people to run Android apps.

Eas195 says:

True. It's just a sideloaded, ported app from Android, which may has missing features or somewhat like it.

Xaphoon148 says:

What's a BB10 ??
Something the ladies use to put certain things in...?? ;)

Eas195 says:

It's about their 'private' things to be put in :p

Karanstyle says:

Daniel Rubino buddy you just spoke my heart out. I 1st commented here that i should be happy or expect nothing But then thought to read the article and i started smirking in the 1st 2 lines.

Sam Sabri says:

Shouldn't you be on the way to the ER or something? 

Karanstyle says:

Should i care for your comment..??
I guess no..
Stop defaming ppl pls for the sake of being cool and keep forums clean..

Lighten up man, he was joking about your first sentence!

Being your first post, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you don't know that Sam is part of WPCentral

Karanstyle says:

Yes, you're right, I'm not a regular user here joined back after months & I didnt know much but yes I do know the rules to Forums. However, Its all ok from my side.

rodneyej says:

Lol!! You're ok.. Just know that some guys in here have a stick shoved two miles up their ass.. Lol! See, watch... They'll jump on me now.. Ha!

borasar says:

Yes Sam, defaming ppl for the sake of being cool is not cool, not cool at all! I can't believe you had to reserve to something so low to prop up you popularity war against Daniel

WinFan1 says:

sam is awesome lol

rodneyej says:

Ahhh.. He's ok I guess.. Lol!

procen says:

Sam is pretty nice guy and funny.

Etios says:

Sam rocks!! haters gonna hate!

borasar says:

non haters need to check their phones, i believe a firmware update for their sarcasm detectors is awaiting instal

p51mustang says:

Damn .. never used Instagram and never will, but what else are people going to talk about if this gets released?

KLinCHI says:

Probably notification center & customizable SMS tones

jlynnm350z says:

Lots of turtles

I like turtles.

WavingReds says:

crackers and pies

HBO-Go.  Need that Game of Thrones and Sopranos re-runs fix.

zishbu says:

That first paragraph was aimed at people like me :) That said, I'll be happy for you guys once its finally released. Now we just need to determine what the next "instagram push" will be. Notification Centre? Another app? Either way, good to see community outcry producing action.

At least you're cordial about it ;) TNBT? Vine or CInemagraph, my guess.

RyanAMG says:

All I want is .wav file support and I will be happy :D

cannon#WP says:

Vine, Cinemagraph, Tumblr and Pintrest are my predictions.

IceDree says:

If Tumblr is an iOS port like Android they can keep it ;)

I believe that a notification centre is in the works judging from what Joe has alluded to in the past

funkyGeneral says:

What was Joe referring to when he said that big app was coming a couple weeks ago, but it never showed up?

No idea actually,  not sure it ever came and I think everyone forgot about it. Someone needs to ask him about it lol

Catlasers says:

I have my rumor fingers crossed. Which means I'm not crossing them, but rubbing the bridge of my nose and shaking my head

I want to believe

IceDree says:

Lol , The Instgram related thing of the day !

I hope you all instgram lovers out there get it !

Rich White says:

FlipBoard and Insta. After that it's all downhill. Looks like November purchasers of the 5" Phablet will be looking at  a far more mature app experience than 920 users. The last 5 months were impressive catch up. Another 5 months like the last 5 and the arrival of 1080p and xBox 720 games should be a killer.

Candide yams says:

I have a thought.
The reason a true Instagram app isn't out yet is because they're trying to integrate it into the People and Photo hubs (and thus your Microsoft account). I don't think it'll be just an app. It'll be deeper, like facebook, twitter, and linkedin. And with that, we may not see it until a larger OS upgrade, like GDR2 or 3. And I imagine there's pushback with facebook on how to integrate this effectively. My two cents. 

RyanAMG says:

That would be cool for the Instagram people on WP.

Eas195 says:

+1 for that.

Xaphoon148 says:

What!!!! Where did you get that idea???
Please delete your post and do never mention this again.
Joe B.

jbrandonf says:

Then why couldn't they release an app in the meantime?

ihavewp8 says:

Who fricken cares of instagram soon or later something better will come up and instagram will slowly fade away.

RyanAMG says:

Tell that day comes we need Instagram. A lot of people won't move to WP because no Instagram. Everyone has that one app they can't live without.

Jean80 says:

I remember the same thing people said about Twitter, Facebook, Android, iOS, iPad, Windows Phone...

UVSoaked says:

Kudos to Nokia if this is true (or even if it isn't for right now). #2InstaWithLove was a very creative and meaningful way to push Instagram to make a move for the WP platform and to show that the WP users do want the app. I'm sure the Instagram team were flattered when they found out about it.
Sort of off-topic. After using Instagraph, anyone else notice how limiting "square" photos can be? Also more difficult to achieve a balanced and natural rule-of-thirds in some photos. This really helps Photoplay look superior since they allow for 3 types of aspect ratios (square, portrait, landscape). Hopefully Instagram changes some things around.

I think both instagram and photoplay are too restrictive. Fhotoroom is the only one that let's you upload full pictures. Fhotoroom is far superior to both.

I think fhotoroom and photoplay are great apps. Sadly, if instagram does come to WP those apps will probably be forgotten :(

rakeshrai says:

I think Fhotoroom should be integrated with People hub!

12Danny123 says:

I think MS should open up the people and we should decide what we app we intergrate in the people hub :-)

dkp23 says:

People hub + instrgram = do iiittt!

neo158 says:

Let me guess, only for the Lumia!!?!

Blkacesvf41 says:

Wonderful! Now let's get SiriusXM and my life is complete.

rodneyej says:

That would be cool.. Is that a popular app??

If anything shaked our admiration for Windows Phone, it was Instagram. It has Microsoft balls in iron feast.

AndreHBuss says:

Tic tac tic tac :D

raul_junior says:


helloyello says:

You folks need healthy hobbies like religion or atheism. All this energy on pining for Instagram is going to raise your blood pressure.

Eas195 says:

+1 for the blood pressure risk.

I keep my blood pressure good with kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu. In between pining for instagram, of course. ;P

jlynnm350z says:

I keep my blood pressure good with cheeseburgers and fries, cholesterol sucks though

MDak280 says:

Please be true. Please.

xaeryan says:


prakashe says:

Nokia sverige has deleted their comment!

So the question now is, does that dismiss the rumour, or add more validity to it?

raul_junior says:

I'm pretty sure that means its real because they wouldn't want people knowing

Quin 2013 says:

Or instagram told whomever wrote the post to remove it or else they get sacrificed(see first tread about being evil).

Jason94 says:

and why would they delete the whole post? if that instagram mentioned was an error, they can just delete the comment
now i cant see the post anymore, seems like they are trying to hide something...

jgbstetson says:

Please be true so the wife will stop bugging me.

Quin 2013 says:

By wife I assume you mean your self. Lol

I hope this is fake, i feel sorry for instagraph

Well .... a bad news for instagraph if it is true (which i hope to be)
the best they can do is to make the app free , increase upload limit and promote it to their best
but still if instagram is going to be nokia exclusive , instagraph can survive

You know, I was kind of trashing them at first. Mainly due to problems when the app first launched. But I have to give those guys credit, they stepped up and made it possible to upload to instagram from our WP8's! Yes there are limits to what the app can do, but they still did it. I actually even bought the app to support the further development of the app. I'll also continue to use it as long as it's available. Even alongside an official app.

So my apologies to the devs of instagraph for being so critical before, and thank you for giving us the possibility to upload from our Windows Phone 8's.

ninny1176 says:

My guess is that if InstaGram is indeed coming to WP8 it will be around the same time (or shortly thereafter) the launch of the L928 on VZW (I think they probably put come pressue on them to do it)

be positive not always negative INSTAGRAM WILL COME NEXT MONTH HOPEFULLY 

walter1832 says:

Why bother.  It's hopeless!

Shane says:

I'm not sure why it would be bad news for instagraph and why anyone would feel bad for them.  I assume they knew the risks when developing this app. They charge for the app and, while we have not seen sales figures, they've recouped a good deal of their costs. I for one appreciate their ingenuity in bringing this to the WP community.

rodneyej says:

I said before, recently, that Instagram is coming very soon.. It will be here before summer. I promise!

Sam Sabri says:

Give me proof!

rodneyej says:

Sam, Sam, Sam.. I sure you've never heard of me. Lets just say that the proof is in the pudding, and that patients is a wonderful virtue.

raul_junior says:

Are you the guy from twitter that leaked the pictures of instagram,real racing 3 and temple run???

rodneyej says:

No, im another dumb ass...

vertgrall says:

It would be nice. Now I've become more interested in getting Flipboard, Vine, and a official Tumblr app.

Oh yes! I would love to have all three of these apps on my 920!

izzykahn says:

I'm just gonna let this one blow off my shoulder. I'm excited, but I've learned to let that simmer down until(if) it comes, then I'll let my excitement burst like Katy Perry's 'firework' music video.

Jazmac says:

Cool. Let it happen. I still hope the one I paid for, instagraph will eventually work as expected and carry features, cool features, not found on the official instagram app. Otherwise I'm not gonna be happy.

venetasoft says:

Have you hacked our tfs and seen our roadmap :) ??

Jazmac says:

No. This isn't the annoyance it could be if the developer doesn't support it.

FearL0rd says:

I hope they release it for all devices.

mjparc says:

I am petty sure that Nokia already knowed that Instagram was develloping a Windows Phone version , so they created 2InstawithLove to promote their image , and be the hero when they will launch the app into the windows phone Store :)

izzykahn says:

@mjparc: I agree! That sounds like the truth!

rubenbest says:

It has to be coming. Dude said its coming in may the verge said the app was in the works now this. Plus the comment has been deleted. Also apparently temple run 2 comes out next month which seems legit also. So just wait til next month til then ill be using instagraph

All these stories almost want me to try instagram when it comes out...

So after all the fuss over Instagram, I had to check it out on my old iPhone 4. Gotta tell ya I'm kinda hooked now :-]

jlynnm350z says:

I love turtles, can't wait to take a picture and post it all over instagram. Then you all will love turtles too.

venetasoft says:

Yeah not a great news for Instagraph...If it was true ;)
Anyway we are big Instagram fans too so we will welcome it !!
When (one, long future day..) it will arrive, we will focus on wp7 (if not supported) or on other brands (if Nokia exclusive) on winRT, on a HTML5 version, or we can resell Instagram sharing to other Apps. Instagraph will definively survive :)

Etios says:

That's the spirit, keep developing instagraph as these are just rumours of it coming in Future and many are using your service NOW, so keep working and improving instagraph.

cam45fblax says:

Thanks for not leaving WP7 out of the instagram party! It means a lot at least in my humble opinion

abel920 says:

Why tired with all the Instagram news?  As far as I know, sales has been lacking because of lack of important apps.  If anything, we should all be grateful it's even speculated to come!  I want apps!  I don't use instagram, and I hate social networking, but more apps means more market share!

WP95 says:

Sounds like those rumors about RR3, TR2, and Instagram are in fact true! May will be a big month!

raul_junior says:

Thats what im thinking! Lol

vieya says:

Instagram is a good app and although it's not that special, it does have a good amount of users who would want their phone to have it.

It's possible the 928 will launch with this

gizzzmo says:

imagine they made it 928 exclusive?

have to be honest, rather then seeing a 928 model I would rather see a bigger update sometime soon. ideally supporting 1080p and made of an aluminium unibody.

tallgeese says:

This better not be a port! It better be WP7/8 Metroized!

Ian Berg says:

Hmm, will it work on WP7 ?

gizzzmo says:

get a wp8 device just in case ;)

eruptflail says:

I don't see what's so wrong with a port? Instragram wins, WP users win, and we'll get an app that doesn't have any serious kinks or oversights that plague WP apps.

Lenn Liggins says:

Just keep writing Instagam facebook and ask them for an app for Windows phones.