Instagram photo sharing app arrives for Android

Instagram photo sharing app arrives for Android

It’s been a monster hit on the Apple iOS platform, and now the photo app Instagram has been released for Android devices.

Instagram photo sharing app arrives for Android


The popular photo processing and sharing app works with Android 2.2 or newer, and lets users upload their images to Instagram’s sharing service.

To get sharing you need to sign up for Instagram with an e-mail address, username, and password, and then link to whatever  Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Tumblr accounts you want.

When you take a picture, you can add up to 18 photo filters and the app will prompt you to ask  which account(s) you wish to upload it to.

The initial release is missing one or two features from the iOS version – like tilt-shift and blur – but the company say that these will be added shortly.

The app is available for free from the Google Play store right now: Instagram for Android.

Here’s the official press release:

Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram for AndroidTM. We’ve already seen more than 30 million people join Instagram to create and share beautiful photos on their iOS devices, and now we’re thrilled to offer a way for Android users to join their iOS friends on Instagram to share their photos with the world.

We’ve been working tirelessly to make this new Android app a first-class mobile photo-sharing experience. We’ve been meticulous about translating the Instagram experience to the Android platform. The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOS app. You’ll find all the same exact filters and community as our iOS version.

For the over 30 million people already using Instagram, this is a big step forward for the community as a whole. When we started working on Instagram, we tried to imagine what the world would be like if every single person on earth could share the world around them through the lens on their phones. With the release of Instagram for Android, we’re one step closer to making that goal a reality. Now, more of your friends and family can share their lives, and follow yours, through a series of beautiful images.

We’re so excited to welcome Android users to what has become an inspiring and thriving community. We’ve worked hard to bring you the best photo-sharing experience on Android, and look forward to seeing your photos and hearing your feedback. Enjoy!

One Comment on “Instagram photo sharing app arrives for Android”

  1. I’ll give it an extended trial over tehe next few days but right now I can’t see that it’s worth keeping.
    You can’t move it to the SD card and 17Mb is hugely bloated for an app.
    The filters will quickly make your photos cliched and look like everyone else’s and being forced to crop to square is so yesterday. That’s really not the way that most photographers think (unless they own a Hasselblad or similar).
    A serious photographer’s verdict so far: Hugely over-hyped by hipsters. An interesting toy (like Lomo), but not worth getting excited about.

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