Instagram++ is a tweaked version of the official iOS app, which makes Instagram easier and more convenient to use. It also improves on the UI, and introduces demanding features, such as photo/video downloads and sharing, etc.
Since Instagram++ is not available on the App Store, ideally you would require to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad in order to install the app. But here, we’ll demonstrate how you may install Instagram++ on your iOS device without jailbreaking it.
Install Instagram++ without jailbreak
Build Store is a third party app store that enables you to install apps from outside the App Store without having to jailbreak your iOS device. Instagram++ is available on the Build Store, and so, you can install it from here without having to jailbreak your device. Build Store uses a paid subscription-based model, and costs $9.99 per year per device. To know more about BuildStore, check out this article.
Note: Instagram++ is a tweaked app and has the same Bundle ID as that of the official. As such, you can’t keep both the original and tweaked version of the app installed simultaneously on the same device. You must uninstall the original or previous version of Instagram++ app in order to install the updated version.
The following steps will guide you to install Instagram++ on your iOS device:
- Uninstall the official version of Instagram, or any previous version of Instagram++, if you already have it installed.
- Sign up for a new BuildStore account and register your iOS device.
- On your registered iOS device, open Safari and navigate to the Instagram++ app page.
- Tap on the Install button.
Instagram++ will be installed on your registered iOS device.
Features of Instagram++
Once you install Instagram++ on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll unlock the following additional features within the app.
- Custom feed view: Choose between full feed and thumbnail view for each feed.
- Post timestamps: Show full timestamps for posts with customizable formats.
- Hide comments: Hide comments in full feed view
- Hide Bio: Hide Bio info in profile view.
Media Viewing Enhancements
- Links: Open Links inside Instagram.
- High quality thumbnails: Show high quality photos in thumbnails.
- Zoom image: Long hold an image to zoom and show captions while zoomed.
Media Sharing & Downloads
- Share menu integration: Share videos and photos from Instagram using the iOS Share Menu.
- Download photos & videos: Download photos and videos from Instagram directly to the Camera Roll.
- Double tap to Share / Download: Share or download photos and videos from Instagram by double tapping on the thumbnail.
Note: Installing an updated version of Instagram from the App Store may overwrite the tweaked version; hence, you may lose all the tweaked features provided in Instagram++.
Is Instagram++ safe to install?
Build Store’s content policy states that any application available on their third party app store “MUST NOT harm the device or device owner”. According to Build Store, the apps available on Build Store are reviewed internally for malicious code and stability. We have spoken to a company representative on the matter, and this is what he had to say: “We guarantee that using the apps from the BuildStore is safe for the gadget and users’ private data.”
However, Build Store does not claim any responsibility for any action taken against the user by original app developers (for example, disabling of accounts), for the use of tweaked apps.
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Disclaimer: The article is only intended as a knowledge base for installing Instagram++ on non jailbroken iOS devices. 7labs may not be held responsible for any violation of the terms and conditions, as laid out by the original app developers.