Editor’s Note: This is not a Weekend Humor post.
In its perennial game of catchup, Windows Phone finally received Instagram, which as we all know is the mobile standard for photo sharing. Windows Phone users threw their arms up in the air in happiness when they saw the app was available. They kept their arms up as the happiness became white hot rage when they learned that they can’t take any photos with the app. Pressing the camera button sends users to the phone’s camera app.
Similarly, the app arrived without other standard functions: video recording, tagging and photo maps with GPS. It should be called Instagram Lite, but Instagram stands by its decision, telling PetaPixel that its developers took “into account how users are using the platform natively, and thought this was the best approach.”
With that mindset, Instagram shouldn’t have the ability to take any photos on any platform because when there was no Instagram, folks were taking photos with the native camera application. Not everyone is packing a Nokia 1020, but anyway, we digress.
What you have here is a skinny Instagram latte. Although, the Windows Phone version, according to the company, “is not finished.” So who knows? They may add more flavors (read: features) to make it a standard Instagram latte. You know, what everybody else has.
Hopefully Instagram will right this weird wrong. No one on staff here has Windows Phone, but we implore you Instagram to give our neighbors on the other side of the digital aisle a fair shake.
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