Introducing Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile

We've rebuilt Instagram for Windows Phone to support all major features, including Instagram Direct, Explore and video. You'll also see that Instagram for Windows Phone supports Live Tiles, showing you updates right on your home screen. Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

Learn more about getting started on Instagram:

To upload a photo or take a new one, first tap at the top, then scroll to Post at the bottom:

  • To upload a photo from your phone's library, select the photo you'd like to share.
  • To take a new photo, tap above your phone's library. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras and to adjust flash.

Once you've taken or uploaded a photo, you can add effects or filters, a caption and your location before posting. You can also post a video.

Note: You can't take or upload photos from a desktop computer.

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To upload a video or record a new one:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone

Tap at the top, then scroll to Post at the bottom:

  • To upload a video from your phone's library, select the video you'd like to share.
  • To record a video, tap above your phone's library. Tap and hold to start recording, and lift your finger to stop. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras.

Keep in mind that the maximum video length is 60 seconds. Once you've recorded or uploaded a video, you can apply a filter, add a caption and add your location before sharing.

Note: You can't take or upload videos from a desktop computer.

Instagram Lite app

Tap at the bottom.

  • To upload a video from your phone's library, select the video you'd like to share.
  • To record a video, tap and hold then lift your finger to stop. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras.

Keep in mind that the maximum video length is 60 seconds. Once you've recorded or uploaded a video, you can apply a filter, add a caption and add your location before sharing.

Note: You can't take or upload videos from a desktop computer.

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Instagram Direct lets you send messages to one or more people. You can send the following things as a message on Instagram Direct:

To see messages you've sent with Instagram Direct, tap in the top right of feed. From there, you can manage the messages you've sent and received.

When you send a post from feed using Instagram Direct, it'll only be visible to people who can already see it. For example, if you send a post from a private account as a message, only people who follow that account will be able to see it.

Photos or videos sent with Instagram Direct can't be shared through Instagram to other sites like Facebook or Twitter, and won't appear on hashtag and location pages.

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To find people to follow on Instagram, you can connect your contact list to Instagram:

  1. Tap instagram-user-profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap in the top right, then tap instagram-settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Contacts Syncing.
  4. Tap next to Connect Contacts to turn on contact syncing.

Learn more about what happens when you connect Instagram to your phone's contact list and how to disconnect your contacts. You can also tap at the bottom of the screen to search for people you'd like to follow.

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We’re always working to update the types of photos and videos you see in Search & Explore to better tailor it to you. Posts are selected automatically based on things like the people you follow or the posts you like.

Learn more about what you can do if you see posts you don't like in Search & Explore.

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