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Instagram has finally seen fit to launch a version of its hugely popular photo-sharing app for Windows Phone. But its long awaited arrival has been marred by the news that the add-on is lacking key features.

Right now, Windows Phone owners are unable to upload video via the service, although they can watch other users’ handiwork on their device.

That’s a pretty major omission. And while the Facebook-owned service says it’s working on adding functionality, questions will be asked as to why it wasn’t included from day one.

Confusion has also reigned as to whether users can take pictures in-app on Instagram for Windows Phone.

Turns out that the app uses a button that simply sends you to your device’s native camera, before returning you to Instagram to crop, edit and add filters.

In a statement on its official blog, Instagram said: “We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features.

“We’re not finished, and our team will continue developing the Windows Phone app to keep releasing features and bringing you the best Instagram possible.”



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