We've been waiting for weeks for Instagram to come to Android, and it looks like today's the day - it's available now in the Play Store. The hit iOS app offers a way to "breathe new info into your mobile photos" using filters and easy sharing. It's like a social network designed specifically for people who like to take photos.

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  • 100% free custom designed filters and borders
  • Lux works its magic by making your photos more vibrant and brings out details in your photos you couldn't see before
  • Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming very soon)
  • Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
  • Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
  • Full front & back camera support
  • And much much more...

Instagram is free in the Play Store, hit the link to grab it!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Shawn

    Not sure what to say other than..


  • sugar0

    I can't copy/paste this:

  • randomguy

    Brace yourselves. Hipsters with Android phones are coming.

  • TomVal

    AAAARGH!!!! Not for my Acer A500!!! I don't want it on my mobile, its memory's too low.

  • Big Boosie

    Not compatible with Thunderbolt..I'LL RIP YOUR ARMS OFF!..unless if I get an apk :3

    • Big Boosie

      Nvm, downloaded from web not app

  • jackmei

    works with my thunderbolt... but I'm on a custom rom with CM7.2

  • RichD

    Why wont it work on my a500 WTFSAAASWFSADFSADF@#$#$

  • crim3wave

    Can't download onto Toshiba thrive.....

    • Adam

      Download the APK elsewhere and it works fine. (Tested on my Thrive)

  • http://facebook.com/yanuar199 Kristianto Yanuar

    my phone is not compatible with instagram R.I.P Samsung Spica :(

  • http://www.tehubermicro.com Link_of_Hyrule

    Interesting app but I feel like the design is too much like an iOS App they should have with an Android ICS look instead instead of being so generic.

    • Yea Right

      Out 7 minutes and already complaining....

      Now the last thing I used my IPOD Touch for is finally on Android...one less device to worry about..

  • BrahManty

    Droid X2 isn't compatible either. What's going on with this? It says it should be for all Android devices 2.2+

    • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

      Try download the apk-file from the web.
      Put it up here:http://android.sketaful.se/2012/04/instagram-1-0-1-apk/

      Hope this is legal btw. I don't know. If not please let me know since the place I've uploaded it on is a legal site mostly for my friends.

      The site is in swedish but just this once I've put up both Swe and Eng on the page.

  • Sam

    Too bad the email was not sent when you signed up two weeks back.

    • stonedonkey

      agreed, why did they even bother with that.

    • http://150waystowin.tumblr.com/ krzaq

      I've recieved mine. No problem at all.

    • Phenomen

      I got mine. Pretty fancy mail.
      Look at your spam folder.

      • deX

        I got mine, but AP was quicker :p

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ac.gestureCall Aracem

    Galaxy Nexus and isn't compatible too

    • kam

      it downloads perfectly on Galaxy Nexus. check again

  • Patrick Kelly

    Why does this not work on a ASUS Transformer Prime with ICS???

    "This app is incompatible with all of your devices."

  • Jaisham

    can someone post a link to the apk of this file?

    • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

      I have on two places here. Don't want to spam like some bot so search ;)

  • golightly

    Error processing purchase. Oh. Also, signed up for notification when this was being released, no email received. Instagr.am is setting up to be a big winner on Android...

    • golightly

      Tried from browser too, nothing coming down yet. Guess I'll need to side load.

  • Aabaaf

    Google it on your phone, one of the articles it pulls up is a link to the Play Store, clicked on that took me right in. Clicked download, installed and it works. Did this from my Atrix 2, 2.3.6 standard rom, not rooted at all.

  • stonedonkey

    What was the point of the sign up on their website if they were just going to drop the thing on the market anyways, no email or anything from the actual company.

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ac.gestureCall Aracem

      Take our mails for ... well for that they want

  • Tanaka

    This isn't fair to iPhone users :((((((

  • http://www.theotakutalk.tk June

    Quite problematic for my Galaxy Y. Works, but it doesn't capture. Looks like 1.0.1 might improve it though.

    • lucas

      Its not capture on my Galaxy Y too. Im feeling alone maybe

      • http://www.theotakutalk.tk June

        Same effect for 1.0.1, not working. /sob

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    Jeez guys, it's been live for a couple of hours...the notification email thing was intended for people who DO NOT watch news sites like this. I suspect they will send out notification emails later today.

    Consider that apps also do not go live the instant a developer clicks the button either, they can take up to a few hours to propagate to all of the servers. If they had sent out the notification email right away some people would have checked the market and not seen it, then even more people would be angry and confused.

    • Cory

      Why even bother explaining??? Its just something else for our wonderful Android community to complain about

  • http://www.payntermedia.com Tom Paynter
  • Deltaechoe

    So really what is all the fuss about this app anyway? Why should I download it? I don't understand why a social media linked photo app is such a big deal, does this do something that the others don't that is near revolutionary?

    • http://www.matteoriso.it Matteo Luigi Riso

      Very quick reply: it's all about hype. I already wrote it in G+. On Android we already have TONS of alternatives and way better than Instagram (GoPhoto or Pixlr-o-matic), so why iPhone users went crazy for it?

      • Phenomen

        I love Instagram filters. They're just the best.
        Molome, Camera360, Lightbox, picplz are not even near.

  • Clive Cardoz

    They said it is going to be better then the iOS version. But in what way? I can't find it any different. They both look similar. Empty promises, Instagram!!. Big Disappointment.

    • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

      Well... The greatest difference is that it's on an Android phone. Can't really make it much better than that compared. :P

    • Cory

      Ability to use any 3rd party camera app is pretty dope

  • rrjp

    Not compatible with A100 either. The number of people reporting devices not compatible sux. Lame.

  • Deborah

    It isn't compatible with my HTC wildfire D:

  • Aabaaf

    Also for those saying why did I bother to enter my e-mail. I just got my e-mail telling me I could download it like 20 minutes ago. I don't think the e-mails was meant for those of use that frequent sites like this hourly. I believe it was more meant, to tell those that have Android phones, but were told it was to become available by their best friend, or Aunt Mable........

  • Chantel

    Man this is bullshit this was supposed to be JUST for iPhone -________- fuck android

    • Cory

      Get a load of this winner^^^^^^

    • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

      It's a place to share photos with friends and other followers. Why don't you see this as the positive thing it is? Now there is millions more people to share your pictures with.

      Those friends you had with an Android device (I guess you have those?) they can now share this experience with you.

      Isn't that great?

    • Rik Brooklyn

      get the fuck outta the android forum loser!!

  • Ray

    It's fun watching the iPhone users cry about exclusivity, as if every skinny jeans wearing hipster doofus doesn't have an iPhone. Reality: iPhone owners occupy the bottom rung of smartphone user intelligence, so what makes your pictures any better than mine?

    • Bill

      So preferring one device/operating system over another determines your intelligence? Get over yourself.

      • Ray

        Predictable reply. It's the iPhone users that need to get over themselves, if they think an app belongs solely to them.

        • Bill

          I'm an Android user. Not every iPhone user is complaining about "losing exclusivity" of an app, so saying that iPhone users are the bottom of smartphone user intelligence is a pretty idiotic remark. Fanboyism is obnoxious, regardless of what side you're being a fanboy of.

        • Cory

          Gimmie a break dude. I love Android as much as the next nerd, but 90% of the community not only bad mouth ios users/devices, but also whatever device/OEM they dont have. Its getting pathetic

        • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

          I find that the fanboyism are split 50/50 between android and ios.

          There is bad apples on both sides so to speak.

  • Sean

    No tilt-shift photography. Shwwooooomp womp.

  • http://www.matteoriso.it Matteo Luigi Riso

    Bug found in Instagram for Android.
    It can't process pictures taken through Galaxy S (i9000) front camera: the app shows the message "Image too small".


    • Phenomen

      same.. looks like front cam resolution is too small.

      • http://www.matteoriso.it Matteo Luigi Riso

        Oh dear.. It's 640x480! Do they really think it's too small to apply a filter? Other similar apps do that well!

  • Anthony

    okay... when I go to the play store it says it's compatible with my htc desire HD..... that's not what I'm using. I'm on an htc inspire 4g. ummm what?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      The Inspire 4g from AT&T is basically identical to the Desire HD which is the international version. AT&T insisted on renaming it (like almost every phone they sell). The Inspire includes support for HSPA+ and has a slightly different audio processor (enough that it was a minor headache for custom roms in the early days)...otherwise there's no difference. If you ever see any apps or articles mentioning the Desire HD, they also apply to your phone.

  • chris

    I tried to download it but it said it wasnt compatible with my device. I have a garminfone

  • Dylan

    For some reason I expected something better than this. Way too simple, not enough options. I think I'm going to stick with Pixlr-o-matic.

    • http://www.matteoriso.it Matteo Luigi Riso

      Me too. Pixlr-o-matic is wonderful.

      • http://ggkthx.org/ Sumatori-kun

        Pixlr-o-matic is shit though.

  • Nate

    Incompatible with Xperia PLAY. :(

  • Jessie

    It says that my Samsung Intercept is incompatible.. Is there a way around this?

  • Alena

    Is this not compatible for a Samsung replenish either? :(

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Not compatible with Asus Transformer TF101, but then, I never use it for photos anyway.

  • http://www.bing.com prick

    utter failure. huge hype. huge let down.

  • Tiana

    I tried to download this on my Samsung intercept which is running on 2.2 but it says my device is not compatible :( is there a way you guys can do this I would love to use this app

  • jessica

    not compatible with htc wildfire what the crapppppp

  • Valerie

    Not compatible with lg thrill either. anyone figure out why?

  • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

    Since so many seems to have problems installing it from GPlay I do a repost here.

    Please see it as the help I'm trying to offer and not as spam/add or anything like that, cause it isn't.

    "Try download the apk-file from the web.
    Put it up here:http://android.sketaful.se/2012/04/instagram-1-0-1-apk/

    Hope this is legal btw. I don't know. If not please let me know since the place I've uploaded it on is a legal site mostly for my friends.

    The site is in swedish but just this once I've put up both Swe and Eng on the page."

  • http://www.twitter.com Akirk

    Does anyone kno if its compatible with the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

  • http://www.adusin.com Adusin

    Good website with useful content

  • http://www.berkeleypatientscare.com Marina

    My Samsung Intercept is also not compatible :(

  • SGSII User: Eugene

    Gal/Guy, go for "SteamZoo", i tried this it is not what i expected... I uploaded a photo, not even show on FB... ....

  • spydie

    compatible with Atrix and G-note, but no transformer prime (who's camera is 10 times better than my Atrix). Obviously the quad core has it stumped.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      I think they blocked all tablets, which really makes no sense because a tablet would be a great way to view photos and make comments.

      I just checked and Instagram is allowed to be installed on the iPad, but it is not an iPad optimized interface. I think they just don't know what to do about tablets so they opted not to try. So...now, can we all agree they suck, at least a little?

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

        Whoops, meant to mention that my galaxy tab (with either honeycomb or cm9) is not supported.

        Also, before somebody comes at me with a knife...no, I don't have an iPad, I just looked up the appstore webpage.

  • Kell

    my ideos huawei is not compatible either - and it runs android 2.2.... i'm sad :(

    ...but it does make me feel a LOT better that a lot of other phones are also having issues... not quite kelly-no-mates here!

  • Syd

    Its pretty crappy for what the year + they spent developing it? All of those other instagram like apps do the same thing with the same preconfigured filters.

    As a Redditor aptly put
    "this seems like an exclusive 'Apple social network and photo sharing app', and because of its limited functionality and the fact that there are probably 6 or 7 other Android apps right now that do the same thing, doesn't make sense to Android users."

  • nana

    I want this so badly ! and my phone is an xperia X8 and I cant download it . Is it not compatible with it ? :(

  • kieran

    I must admit that I am enjoying the social side of the app. the filters ect have no interest to me. If i want to add filters i just export from Picsay Pro straight to instagram and then i can look like a hipster wanna be photographer too

  • Rik Brooklyn

    Its cool on the nexus and HTC Sensation. But i still dont see the big deal about this app.

  • Bas

    Boo, not working on both my Transformer (TF101) and Wildfire. I get a force close when I try to apply a filter.

  • heather

    not compatible with samsung captivate :'[

  • Instagram me

    this is crazy. the app actually worked before it was updated to 2.3.6 on the samsung sch i510..after that it says its not compatible....is this the apple and google battle? or it simply doesnt work

  • isuig

    my phone is an xperia x8, version 2.3.7.. but why don't it go? :/ please replyyy :)

  • sezzzz

    i downloaded instagram on my motorola defy plus and it dosnt work so peeved

  • Angelica

    Not compatible for my Huawei Prism. :(

  • caitlyn ,galaxy s aviator user

    Isn't working for my galaxy s aviator , fix please