Instagram for Android released

Instagram for Android has been released, bringing the wildly popular photo filter app to Google's platform after it swept iOS devices. A free download, Instagram for Android brings numerous custom filters and boarders to your smartphone photography, as well as making sharing with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare far more straightforward.

In the pipeline is Flickr support, Instagram confirms. A timeline feature pulls in photos from your friends, which can be "liked" and commented upon, just as they can do to your own shots.

Both front and back cameras are supported – assuming your device has them – meaning you can also share color-mangled self portraits. Instagram on iOS has been ridiculously successful, with over 27m registered users and "Facebook-style" activity, according to the company.

You can find Instagram for Android in the Play Market, where it's a free download. You'll need an Android 2.2 device or above to use it.