Instagram now on Nokia Lumia and other Windows devices

Instagram BETA

Microsoft has announced that users of Windows devices can now join the over 135 million people who are using Instagram, the popular image editing and sharing application with the release of the beta version of the app for all Windows devices.

With the release, the company said it devices including Nokia’s Lumia series now offer users “a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments on their Windows Phone.”

“Customize your photos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family,” Microsoft said.

It added: “Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.

The app offers users 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others. It also supports video recording with breathtaking cinematic stabilization

Other features include Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field, instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare.

Users enjoy unlimited uploads, can interact with friends through giving and receiving likes and comments, and has both full front and back camera support