21 January 2019
The update to Instagram for Windows 10 to version 30.1569.12133.0 added some new features to the app but removed the option to install the app on handsets running the mobile version of the OS. The app is still available for the desktop version of Windows 10.
A reader stated:
Instagram for windows 10 mobile no longer in store
When I tried to reinstall Instagram I noticed that it was just available for pc it has been pulled for mobile.
The Windows store listing confirms this is a recent event. The Instagram mobile website is very good on Edge and lets you post photos, use filters and even view stories. Users can still use the Instagram mobile websites on Edge, however for how long we will have to see.
Windows Phone users have been asking for the Instagram app for Windows Phone for a while now. However, considering the tiny market share of Windows led to a delay in the launch of the Instagram app on Windows Store. In 2016, a beta version of Instagram for Windows Phone was finally launched but was limited to Windows 10 Mobile users. Now, the app is no longer available for the mobile version of Microsoft's operating system.