Instagram Live for Windows 8

Current trends and popular feeds displayed simply with sharing capabilities

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    6.9 (161)
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    Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Instagram Live for Windows 8 is a photography app for Instagram users that allows Instagram photos to be pulled up and viewed. The program does not allow for integration of a user's own Instagram account, but it does showcase photos on Instagram that are currently coming up as the most popular. In addition to pulling up popular photos, Instagram Live for Windows 8 also pulls up images randomly, based on location, and according to tags.

The uses of Instagram Live for Windows 8 tend to be somewhat limited. However, many users enjoy being able to use the program to stay posted on what's trending on Instagram. Popular Instagram photos are presented in a grid in Instagram Live for Windows 8, but the images are recycled. This means that users might become frustrated with seeing the same images coming up repeatedly. Users can view new images by simply scrolling to the right.

By using Instagram Live for Windows 8, it's possible to see both the images and the hashtags that are trending. Users can click on a hashtag to see the photos that are linked with that hashtag.

There are quite a few repeated complaints about Instagram Live for Windows 8. Users have noted that load times for photos are often quite long. The interface of Instagram Live for Windows 8 has been described as ugly due to its clashing colors and seemingly haphazard layout.

Instagram Live for Windows 8 was developed by Kelvin Davies, and the most recent version is the version from July of 2013. Overall, the app has received fairly consistent negative reviews, and there are better options out there for apps related to Instagram photo viewing for Windows 8.


  • Provides Instagram picture map
  • Display hashtags that are trending
  • Adds popular photos


  • Cannot integrate an Instagram account
  • Unattractive interface
  • Photos are low resolution

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