The Windows Phone community finally has an Instagram application to call its own, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network announced in a post on the Instagram blog that Instagram for Windows Phone was introduced Wednesday and will be available for download via the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore confirmed in a tweet Thursday that some Windows Phone users were having difficulties syncing their devices to Facebook, The Verge reported.
Most of the attention on the mobile side at Facebook goes to iOS and Android, but the social network hasn’t forgotten about its Windows Phone users, as it released an update to its beta application that supports devices with as few as 256 megabytes of random-access memory, down from the previous requirement of 512 MB.
People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Nike+, and Endomondo. They want to be able to tell more stories using these apps, but they also desire more control over how the apps post to Facebook and what information is accessed. On the eve of the Facebook platform’s sixth anniversary, the company discussed how it has brought third-party developers into the fold and what’s next for Facebook-connected apps.
Windows Phone users who want to get a jump on the next version of the Facebook application for that platform can install a beta version of the new app, Microsoft announced in a post on the Windows Phone Blog.
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later become available to more users. This news was met with curiosity, excitement, and a little bit of fear, knowing that Facebook would go from being a part of the phone to being a part of the entire mobile experience.