Instagram for Android is now available

At long last, Instagram finally releases the Android version of its app.

Instagram on Android Jason Cipriani/CNET

Instagram has been around since 2010, available only to iOS devices. Android users have been waiting patiently, with repeated promises of an Android version arriving soon.

While we knew the Android version of Instagram was coming sooner rather than later, with the release being teased just last month at South by Southwest Interactive , the exact release date wasn't clear. Well, the day has finally arrived.

With more than 430,000 Android users on the waiting list, Instagram is now available in Google Play. The app carries with it the same features (except tilt-shift/blur) and a similar user interface to that of the iOS version. Users are able to browse friends' photos, view the popular photos, and upload their own photos, as you would expect.

Android users will join a community of 30 million registered users, who contribute more than 5 million photos a day. More than 1 billion photos in all have been uploaded to Instagram, strictly from iOS devices. With the addition of Android devices, these numbers are sure to grow at a considerable pace.

Instagram for Android is compatible with smartphones running Android 2.2 and up. Tablets aren't supported at this time. Download Instagram for Android.

Are you excited to see Instagram on Android? Or are you tired of Instagram-like photos taking over your social streams? Let us know your thoughts below!

 

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