Winsta (Instagram) UWP gets pinch zoom, story delete, and more...

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Winsta UWP, the unofficial Instagram client for Windows 10, keeps getting better and better, for Windows 10 phones, tablets and laptops. v2.3.8 is summarised below, it's a big changelog. The odd crash notwithstanding, this is miles better than the old official OSmeta client from Facebook (Instagram).

Here's what new for Winsta v2.3.8 since the last time we featured the app here: (changelogs quoted as-is from the developer):

  • Added pinch to zoom feature on posts
  • Added Auto sliding on carousel play
  • Fixed screen lock prevention bug
  • changed: screen lock prevention is turned on by default.
  • Remove single tap image zooming
  • Added .png support in directs
  • Added support for video qualities in live
  • Added quick reactions in stories
  • Improved hashtag and mention detection algorithm
  • Improved app speed after long using in every run
  • Reverted some changes in autoplay algorithms
  • Added Story delete option
  • Added possibility of changing text story wallpapers
  • Added support for 2 factor authentication by Authenticator app
  • Updated API version to v124.0
  • Fixed issue where user has to log in every time after reset*

* The change in Instagram API does mean that you'll have to log in again. In fact, I had to 'Reset' Winsta in Settings/Apps/Advanced, but then I was using v2.3.7 at the time. Your mileage may vary!

Some screens of the new version in action:


The pinch to zoom in action - zooming images in the UI is not usual for Instagram instances - though the zooming's only temporary, as you'll see - the image 'snaps' back to regular size afterwards...


Enabling auto-playback of media and (right) the '...' menu on a post, including the ability to delete it.


Ahem. Yes, two factor authentication is included but it didn't work for me! Reported - it'll get fixed!

Winsta UWP has a very active developer and there's an Insider user community here on Telegram. (Access the latter through Unigram UWP!) See you there?

As I stated before, Winsta UWP is still highly recommended. There's a lot to like about Winsta's speed and UI, it's a breath of fresh air - you can directly encourage the developer by buying Winsta, since it's a couple of quid in the Microsoft Store. Go on, if you want to see this updated further, buy the developer a cup of coffee in this way...