Microsoft Store removes Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile

Joanna Estrada
April 17, 2018

Microsoft today released Preview Build 17134 to Insiders in the Fast ring and explained the delay of the public release of Redstone 4. Sometimes, officials will confirm a build is RTM, as in "Release to Muggles".

Insiders can download the new build by Checking for Updates in Settings.

Released in 2015 as a highly anticipated successor of the Windows Phone platform that never could take on Android and iOS, Windows 10 Mobile had trouble gaining some semblance of market relevance too, officially kicking the bucket last October. According to some reports, Microsoft was going to release it to non-Insiders on Tuesday, but that got delayed and the company ended up releasing a cumulative update, build 17133.73, to Insiders. A recent update to Instagram for Windows 10 to version 30.1569.12133.0 added some new features, but removed the option to install the app on handsets running the mobile version of the OS.

The blog post says that it includes the fixes from last week's cumulative update, and a few other reliability fixes that Microsoft wanted to hammer out.

She confirmed what was to be the RTM build had reliability issues, and "in certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example". Microsoft will certainly be announcing more about version 1803 over the coming days and weeks. Microsoft needs to go through some testing of this latest build with Insiders. However, a blocking bug was discovered that delayed the release to the public nearly at the last minute.

If you are an Insider, let us know how this build is or isn't working on your testing PC.

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