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Instagram Now Available on Android

Instagram for Android is available in the Google Play store. Go get it.

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Cheers Keyan X, Adam, Justin and Mark!

  • lolo

    i cant get an istagram 🙁

  • There is no teardrop menu, almost useless app for me! 

  • Surfergirl2769

    I have tons of apps on my droid way better than instagram.also i had instaroid before instagram came out.couldnt post pics but i could comment on them etc. anyhow, i just want to know how do you search for users on instagram for android? once i go to “search” and i type in a username, nothing happens and there is no button at all to hit “search.” i can find people on my fb etc but i can not search for a username, i can go to the “Search instagram” page but that is as far as the search goes.anyone else having the same problem? I’ve included a screen cap of my issue. I have clicked everything on my screen to try to search.

    •  Yes I’m experiencing this exactly same issue.Its really annoying. I should be able to search for people.

  • Derp

    Droid x2 force close everytime I take a pic…FTW!

  • Bradley Albert Nemitz

    For those wanting to save photos to their SD card without having to post them, here’s a how to: http://bit.ly/HXm317

  • Mjhzoom

    Force closes on my Droid X2 when taking a picture…..lame.

  • ckeegan

    After my first day with Instagram, it is confirmed as 100% pointless on the Galaxy Nexus.  Seriously, it take forever to take pics, and the filters are pretty much junk.  Talk about a total waste of space on droid-life.

  • tryptech

    So I already made this comment on The Verge, but does the disregard for android design guidelines bother anyone else? It seems to be a trend e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Path…

  • Instagram

  • Gibsonlp223

    Anyone else seeing all the android hate on instagram? I’m seeing some of the most ignorant comments in the world from iphone users.

  • Best part about Instagram, Camera Zoom FX, paper camera and other camera apps, is in making your pictures “retro” they help mask what are otherwise horrible photos from phones (like the Gnex). Gotta love it when the solution to awful phone photos is to make them worse.  

    • Smooth918

      My GN, takes great shots…

  • Jimneezy

    as an android fan it’s painful to see these Instagram haters act so childish, even like iphone-ish users…give it a shot at least a day, if you dont like it then uninstall it and thats it. No body wants to know if your picasa or google+ apps does the same, so what! half of you haters act like this is a photography app when in reality its a social media app with a twish of photography, thats it!

  • NYAvsFan

    For anyone having issue installing instagram, naturally the APK is up on XDA. 

  • Because, why NOT take an amateurish picture on a phone camera and make it looks worse with Instagram filters!

  • NYAvsFan

    Won’t download on my GNEX for some reason. Wanted to at least try it out. Also not compatible with TF101. Oh well…

  • Tom

    The menu button doesn’t work. How can they call it an advance camera, when it’s less of a camera than the built-in camera. It takes square pictures, doesn’t let you select your focus point, should I go on.

    Now that we finally got one of our friends to stop using the instagram filters on her iPhone to make the pictures worse, I can now do the same thing on Android.

    Oh well, some people like this stuff.

  • Stewie

    If y’all cant get along I’m going to turn this blog around ….

  • Pete

    So what are the great Android-specific features they touted?

    • Smooth918

      There are none, it’s the same with a few features taken out because practically no one uses them.


  • z0mg1!!!!!!!1111 who cares?

  • Smooth918

    Instagram is here, but after running it through it’s Few features, it has nothing on Pixlr-o-matic for Android. Pixlr has tons more filters and frames and can very easily be shared to more social sites and apps 🙂 including Instagram.

  • My razr uses its own camera app for taking pictures and i cant turn on the flash/ my X uses the instagram camera full flash capabilities. ???

  • EvanTheGamer

    Hell yeah, have been waiting for this!!

    And now for all who talks trash against Instagram…here’s some free advice: Don’t use it, then! And keep your opinions to yourself.

  • HipsterX…Nope

    Why have to create ANOTHER social account to use this? Why not integrate with twitter or facebook? Seems like a horrible way to go here. Also, the app *feels* a little too much like iOS. WTH, did they just port this over from the iPhone without actually customizing it for Android users?

    Uninstalling… now how to cancel account…..

  • Trevor Fenn

    someone already took my username.

    I’ve never registered for something and they didn’t have my exact username available.
    Probably the same jerk that keeps registering for stuff with my gmail account.

  • Why is this not compatible with my D2G? It has a camera…

  • What’s with all the posts about ICS camera app being better? You don’t get Instagram solely for taking pictures. It’s the social aspect of it. Just like you wouldn’t sign up for facebook just to post statuses for journaling purposes.

  • jake creed

    I like it… yes its a bit useless but if a lot of ppl u know are iphone users this is another way to interact with them… nothing more… its simple enough …

  • Turdbogls

    am i the only one underwhelmed (spelling?) with this app?  Pixeler-o-matic or whatever it is has a ton more filters, plus you can choose pics you already took, plus you dont have to sign up for anything.  just IMO…..uninstalling

  • Guessa

    Why are so many people complaining about this app? If you aren’t interested, simply don’t download it! Bitter much?

  • Daniel Rowen

    meh, now I can NOT use Instagram on purpose and not just because they were slow as hell releasing an Android app…I’m perfectly 100% happy having G+ auto-upload my pics to Picasa when I take them using my stock camera app, I have no desire for hipster-filters nor another site for my pics

  • FortitudineVincimus


  • Destroythanet

    I’m curious to see if all the iPhone haters who say Instagram is hipster-centric garbage will jump on this bandwagon now.

    • LionStone

      Even my buddy who has his certified i card and all, doesn’t even use it.

  • Still the dumbest application ever. I don’t care about lame, overused, and utterly useless photo filters. I can already do that on Android with the built-in image editor that’s part of Ice Cream Sandwich. Moving on…

  • HushUp

    Can all the folks who are not going to use this shut up? Seriously. “I’m old and can’t enjoy things in life. Let me poke fun at this while I have some time left here on earth.” Shut your face. If you enjoy your pre-existing apps and filters, use those, but for those of us who have been waiting for this let us enjoy it. Go back to knitting your socks and drinking coffee at Dairy Queen at 4 in the morning. Sheesh.

    • Some Random Dude

      actually im 19 and i think this app is so pointless and overused… oh and i also happen to enjoy things in life. 

    • old Google

      Don’t talk to your elders like this you young facebook hipster! I’m going to go cut me an iSwitch from an apple tree and bust your arse right after I ground you from those filters and those social networks and what nots.

  • balthuszar

    so when i tried the qr code supplied by another android blog, nothing…when i looked it up for myself on my phone, nothing…when i looked it up on play.google.com on my computer, nothing…but when i click “play link” here, it comes up…huh?

    • Brianophyte

       Me too. How’s that make any sense?

  • Michael_NM

    Hip hip… steray!

  • Ajicurlyhair

    Anybody incompatible?

    • Tweekex

      My OG Droid, G Nex, Thunderbolt, and Droid X are all compatible. 

      • Ry Pepper

        Incompatible with HTC Incredible 2

    • gilmourd

      Isn’t compatible with my Transformer Prime.

    • Not compatible with the Xoom

  • Tweekex

    Not into the filters AT ALL. But the social network behind seems interesting.

  • Dlongb13

    While that is very true, compared to today’s top tier devices it tends to fall short, just my personal opinion.

  • What is the point of this app? I have at least 5 others that do the same thing.

    • This is the app that actually has a user base around it.  30 million just on iOS; most of the Android ones have tiny usage at most.

      • LionStone

        Ooh…its an “i” thing…got it.

      •  Because facebook, Twitter, and Google + aren’t enough? I don’t know if you ever perused the Instagram “social network”, but it’s all crappy photographers seeking validation from other crappy photographers. And every one of them worshiping at the altar of Sepia.

  • moelsen8

    why the hell can i never find new applications just by going into the android market (i know, i know) and searching for them?  i always need a direct link.  you’d think on the day it’s released, google would know i’m looking for the actual official app and not the list of garbage it gives me when searching.  the market’s such a damn mess half the time.. ugh.

  • Dlongb13

    Yeah, now all of us Gnex users have a way to disguise how horrible our cameras are!

    • Trbasil

       It’s still leaps and bounds better than my old OG Droids camera

  • Cam

    Downloaded. Guess I will try it out for a few days before making a judgement. So far it feels like Tumblr lite.

  • Bobbyhchrist

    No support for Bionic. WTF?!

    • are you rooted?

      • Daniel Rowen

         I’m rooted on a Droid2Global and it’s supported, not that I even bothered downloading it…I have CameraZoomFX Pro and I don’t use that either and it’s much better if you really want to ruin your pics on your phone before posting em 😉

    • balthuszar

      it’s supported on the OG droid, and the Droid X, i can’t imagine the bionic isnt supported

  • Hodgewdm

    Works on my rooted Bionic!

  • Ok, so I admit it.  I installed it to see what all the fuss was about.  It is free after all, may as well see if it’ll change my life.

    I played with it for a couple minutes and uninstalled it.  I guess I’m not cool enough.  I don’t need a slow camera app that requires I make an account.  The ICS camera app already has a bunch of effects that I don’t use.

    • balthuszar

      i’m with you on this, why do i need to make an account to take pictures? i’ll stick with HDR+

    • Stewie

      If I really need a camera, I grab my SLR … this willnot make crappy home shoots look great, but you can make your home shoots look like 70’s porn stills ….

  • oh boy! more professional photographers!

  • mlawlor777

    Why is it every time I hear of a new app I go to search on the play store on my phone and it doesn’t pop up? I’m glad you post the links. But more the links take me too the desk to sure instead of the suite on my phone. Weird

    • Cam

      “But more the links take me too the desk to sure instead of the suite on my phone.”

      • I want to know what he was trying to say, too. What? Lol

      • balthuszar

        i think he meant to hit a p in there “but more links take me to the desk top instead of the the suite on my phone”? maybe?

      • WCDave

        Some reference to a hotel I think. He’s getting sent to the front desk instead of his suite. It’s tragic, really.

  • TJEgan

    Finally, now I can be cool and artistic!


  • MudRacer

    I dont want it.

  • Derp!

  • John Burke


  • Droidzilla

    Now I’ll be bursting with artistic talent like all those iPhone users! I can’t wait to change my profile photo to something that looks like it was taken on a 1965 Polaroid, and take photos of important events like weddings and funerals and kids’ soccer games and stuff; and they’ll all look like I took them with a camera I found discarded in the gutter. So artsy! Bursting with talent!

    • balthuszar

      oh i get it! instagram is the apple version of retro camera?

      • More like Retro Camera is an Android version of Instagram.

        • balthuszar

          either way, my point is made…same app, different name

    • Don’t forget food. People love to take pics of what they’re eating and slap a filter on it to make it look cool.

      • Droidzilla

        Look out, Facebook wall; here comes me eating lunch! So hip!

      • groofington

        i laughed because i did exactly this…. 🙁

        • LionStone

          Boom! 🙂

      • you should take an “artsy” instagram photo of your post-processed food dry-docked and post it to facebook.

        • When you say post-processed. Do mean after I took the browns to the super bowl or my package of zebra cakes that I might pick up?

    • Nalydnalydnalyd

      lol shut up. this app isn’t about trying to be an artsy photographer, it’s about sharing pictures you’ve taken with your friends while having the ability to add filters/edit them if you want. of course someone would try to be a douche and talk bad about it. i’d like to see you go and make an app as successful as this one. keep your dumb remarks to yourself.

  • edaddy

    I don’t want it now.  Muhaawwaahaa!

  • Mneighbo

    Ever since I rooted my Bionic, apps that were compatible aren’t any longer! WTH?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Woo! . . .  wait no smart comments Kellex? . . . Can’t wait for your opinion.

  • Incompatible with Transformer Prime

  • ArrowCool

    I can finally be a hipster!  Oh wait…..my G-Nex already has most of these filters…

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      But your Gnex …and Mine doesn’t have a Social network built around it… Just download the app and try to enjoy the damn thing

      • You can’t explain anything to these young bucks. They think that since it was on iPhone first for over a year that they have to shun it. Typical fanboy retardation.

        • ArrowCool

          Says the guy with a Meme as his avi….

          • What does a meme have to do with people being fanboys? Do meme’s have something to do with a rival platform that I am unaware of?

            PS: It would be ava, my AVATAR isn’t a movie file.

        • fiveHellions

          I don’t care if it was on iPhone first… there are plenty of apps that were there first that I was glad they came to Android.

          But I’m sick of this app. I’m sick of people on facebook that put a filter on every single picture they upload. Its cool on some but on most it makes the picture look worse. It is just was overused I think and that makes me not give a rats behind that it is finally on Android.

      • yes its does its called share to g+

  • Greg Morgan

    So much for registering to have it early…

    • John

      lol…ya what was the point of that?

      • To gauge the interest in the application, and get their testing done. This is a common practice.

      • For the people that aren’t around the computer all day and have lives… that said, I was reading Droid Life in class when it was posted. I actually got the email fairly quickly compared to other companies that send them out the day after.

        • Chris

           Did you actually get an email? I haven’t gotten one…

          • I got mine hours after I read it here and installed it.  :]

    • Collect our emails for resell. They all do it then just say our system got hacked.

      • WhoaManWtF

        Luckily I didn’t register because I have no idea what this is and I don’t have any care for it, still not going to dl it.  I am sure I have apps that are better and smoother and way more designed for Android with the same features already.

      • MrEnglish

        Just like a lamb to the slaughter I signed up, and got nothing. Nice marketing ploy.

    • Evan Knofsky

      I got an email from Instagram last night O.o

  • Damn I was 6 min late to report it 🙁

  • yawn