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Oh snap: Instagram for Android is here!

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The long wait for Instagram on Android (s goog) is over. The popular and free photo sharing application that launched on Apple iOS devices (s aapl), and stayed there until today, is now available in Google Play for smartphones running Android 2.2 or better. How much of a following does Instragram have just on the iPhone? Its site, which shows shared images from users, gets 300 million page views per month.

The premise behind Instrgram is simple and that’s part of the reason for its widespread usage on iOS devices: Users snap a picture, apply a filter if desired and then share it to their followers and friends on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. It couldn’t be easier to use and as you follow more people on Instagram, you begin to see some amazing imagery.

I suspect the Android influx will quickly boost Instagram’s already impressive user base, already at more than 30 million users. Support for the software on Android has been oft requested and we knew that the Android version was coming soon; Instrgram founder Kevin Systrom mentioned this on stage at our GigaOm Mobilize conference last fall. So get to it, Android users: Start snapping those images!

6 Responses to “Oh snap: Instagram for Android is here!”

  1. I’ve installed on my samsung galaxy y young and worked but somehow when i try to edit the photo, the photo invisible and when i posted, the photo are completely black.. Pleaae fix this problem

  2. I don’t really see the point. You can already shoot and share (via Facebook, email, etc.) with the integrated Android Camera App. Okay, so you get filters and another social sharing mechanism, but I just don’t get the hype.

    I’m not an iOS user, but did Apple allow FB sharing via their camera app or did you need a specialized one to make it happen?

    • Don, if it’s not your thing, no worries; I totally get it. People either love Instagram or find it pointless; there seems to be no in between. :) As far as your question on FB sharing on iOS: No, you can’t share a photo to FB from within the native iOS Camera or Photos apps. You need to do so directly through FB or through another 3rd party app.