- Dec 17, 2013
Instagram has an official app for Windows 10, but Winsta beats it in several ways.
Instagram released an official app on Windows 10 years ago, but it feels a bit abandoned. It looks like someone zoomed in a phone screen and placed it on Windows 10. It works, allowing you to view feeds and stories and even upload content, but it feels out of place on Windows 10. In contrast, unofficial Instagram client Winsta features Fluent Design elements, scales well, and looks at home on Windows 10 desktops, laptops, and 2-in-1s.
It's a bit odd that Winsta fits so well into Windows 10 because it actually tricks Instagram into thinking the app runs on an Android device. As a result, new features that roll out to the Android version of Instagram are available in Winsta quickly, as opposed to people having to wait to see if Instagram updates its official Windows app. The app's developers, Mah Studios, took the benefits of Instagram on Android and combined them with a design and feature set that makes Winsta feel like a "true" UWP app.
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