Now That Instagram For Android Is Here, iPhone Users Are Not Happy
Yesterday, Android users across the world rejoiced when they were finally granted an app to access to Instagram. But there is one group of people who aren’t happy to see the Instagram party grow by a couple hundred million, and those people are iPhone users. Before yesterday, Instagram was built on the principle that you could only share photos from a mobile device… which, until yesterday, only included Apple hardware.
A lot of disgruntled iPhone and iOS users have even taken to Twitter to voice their disdain for the new Instagram for Android crowd with complaints like “ew, people with no artistic sense will be able to follow me!” – while others chose to tweet their displeasure with the hashtag #teamiPhone, which almost echoes the Twitter ‘Twilight’ battles between #teamJacob and #teamCullen, lol.
The most extreme posts by far are the ones that allude to the misconception that Android users are poor. There is even a brand new Twitter account that is a collection of retweeted complaints from iPhone users griping about Instagram for Android. Warning: while shockingly humorous, this Twitter account is also very NSFW and plain ignorant at times.
I don’t get all the fuss. As long as Instagram has the resources to handle more users without slowing down, the more the merrier, right? I’m on Instagram (@callmedjdigital) and yesterday, it was kind of cool to see a few of my real-life friends pop up under my new followers. Maybe it was the exclusivity that made some iPhone users feel elite, like back in high school when you attended a party that was “invite only.” Well, just because that party was invite only, didn’t guarantee that party wasn’t lame.
Personally, I can see that it is indeed a bit aggravating to have your newsfeed bombarded with months and months of back photos as Android users catch up to the rest of the pack, but a simple solution to avoid that scenario is to wait a week or so until they are caught up, and then follow them… or never follow them at all. Just remember folks, Instagram for Android isn’t the end of the world, and there are no obligations.
Are you on Instagram? If so, how do you feel about Android users finally having access to the popular social media platform? Are you one of the new Instagram users on an Android?
Discuss in the comments below!