Instagram is the latest high profile app to arrive on Apple Watch

Instagram has dropped the wrist-based version of its app for Apple Watch.

The app, which was showcased at the recent Apple Watch launch event, comes less than a week after the watch officially went on sale.

Instagram for Apple Watch features an experience redesigned for the heavily-hyped wearable.

There’ll be no filtering and posting photos taken on the iPhone, but users will be able to simply flick through their feeds, like and comment on photos posted by others.

It’s easy to swipe up and down to like photos, while comments can be handled simply through a selection of emojis for those unwilling to type out in full on the watch.

There’s also ‘rich notifications’ for when your favourite accounts post to Instagram, or when you gain new followers, for example.

“In the past few months, we worked closely with Apple to reimagine the Instagram experience for your wrist,” the company wrote on its official blog.

“The result is Instagram for Apple Watch, which was designed to make Instagram even more intimate and in the moment. Whether you are out on a morning walk or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, with a quick glance you can see the world as it happens and interact with the photos that matter to you. We’ve tailored your feed, activity and notifications for the Watch interface so they feel intuitive and simple to use.”

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The arrival of Instagram brings one of the true big hitters to the Apple Watch with what appears to be a well-tailored experience.

Have any of you early birds downloaded the new app yet? Share your hands-on experiences in the comments section below.

The update to the iPhone app to include Apple Watch support comes just a couple of days after the Facebook-owned company added three new filters and support for emojis in hashtags. There are now 23 filters for users to choose from.