Honista APK v 8.2 Download

What is Honista?

Honista is a customized version of Instagram developed by the Honista team. Its first version was launched in March 2019. If you are an Android user and want to use the iOS emoji pack or custom emoji packs, download reels or photos, or apply a custom theme, then Honista is the best choice for you.

I have been using Instagram since 2012, and it has evolved a lot since then. However, there are many things it still lacks, like the ability to disable ads, copy comments, copy bios, or download photos and videos like on X (formerly known as Twitter). I have been using Honista since October 2023. I must say, this is the best-customized version of Instagram. It gives you many options to enhance your experience.

So read this article till the end. I will explain everything from installation to which settings you should turn on and much more.

Why Use Honista APK?

If you are thinking why you should use this, then congratulations, you are an intellectual person. When my friend suggested Honista to me, I asked him the same question. He said, “Use it for a week, and you’ll find out yourself.” But you do not have to worry, I will give you dozens of reasons why you should use the Honista APK. The first and most important reason is that it lets you disable ads, download reels and photos, and improve picture quality.

Apart from these, there are other features also. I have explained each feature in detail below.

App Information

App NameHonista APK
App TypeOriginal
App Size79 MB
Last Update02-02-2024

Features of Honista APK

Change Theme

Honista has a theme store where you can change the theme style as per your choice. Generally, there are only two themes – Light and Dark. But Honista provides you with 12 different themes like Red, Purple, Pink, Indigo, etc. You have options within each theme as well – like red light or red dark.

Change App Icon

When you download and install it on your mobile, it will be installed as Honista with its logo. But if you do not like the logo or want to change the app name and icon, you can do so. It provides 14 different names and icons like – Calculator, Paint, Flashlight, E-Mail, Calendar, Notes, Weather, etc. Select the icon that suits you.

Download Photos, Reels & Videos

On the top of every photo and video, you will find a download icon. Just tap on it and the downloading will begin. It will be saved in the default location. You can also change the default location in the app settings. It has a very useful feature called “Downloads History,” where you can find all your downloaded photos and reels organized into different sections. This way, you don’t have to search for a specific file; you can easily find your downloaded content.

Hide Chats

Another useful feature of Honista is that you can hide chats. To hide a chat, just long tap on it and select “Hide Chat.” You can also lock the hidden chats, which means to access them you have to enter a passcode, otherwise, you can’t. In the settings, you can view all the hidden chats in a list view or unhide all the chats with a single tap.

App Lock

Honista has a built-in app lock. This means if your phone does not have an app lock feature, you don’t have to worry. You can set a PIN, passcode, or fingerprint lock. It also has an auto-lock feature. This allows you to select a period of time, after which the app will lock automatically. You can turn on the “show lock icon” option at the top. This adds a lock icon that allows you to lock the app with a single tap.

Set Chat Background

You can also set the chat background in Honista like you do in WhatsApp. To set a photo as the chat background, go to Settings, then to Theme & UI. There will be an option “Set Chat Background” – tap on it and select the photo you want to use as the background.

Ghost Mode

Honista has a Ghost Mode feature with three modes: (i) Chat Ghost, (ii) Stories Ghost, and (iii) Live Ghost. If you turn on Chat Ghost, you can see your friends’ messages without letting them know you have seen their messages. Similarly, with Stories Ghost enabled, you can view stories anonymously. Live Ghost allows you to join live sessions without letting the person know you are there.

Backup Settings

As I told you earlier, Honista has a lot of customization options, but to get the most out of them, you have to enable the settings manually. If your friend is using Honista, ask them for a backup of their settings to save you time from having to enable each option individually. In Settings, there is an option for “Setting Backup” where you find two more options – “Create Backup” or “Restore Backup”. To restore a backup, upload the backup file.

Copy Comments, Bios & Captions

Sometimes, your friend posts a cool picture with an awesome caption, and you want to use the same caption for your photo. But manually retyping the whole caption takes a lot of time. With Honista, you have the option to copy captions. You can even copy comments or bios.

Turn Off Auto Play Videos

When scrolling through the Instagram feed, all the videos play automatically. This not only consumes data but can also be annoying when you’re just looking for photos. With Honista, you can turn off the auto-playing of videos. Just head to Settings and enable “Disable Auto Play.”

Remove Suggested Posts

It’s fair to say social media consumes a lot of our time. After finishing scrolling through posts from people you follow, there are suggested posts below, leading to an endless loop. But with Honista, you can remove these suggested posts and limit your Instagram usage time.

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How to Install Honista APK?

Installing Honista is super easy! Just follow these simple steps:

  • First, tap on the “Download APK” button to get the file on your phone. When it’s finished downloading, open up your Files app.
  • In the search bar, type “Honista” to find the APK you just downloaded. Tap on it when you see it pop up.
  • Now tap on “Install.” If you’ve never installed third-party apps before, it might give you a warning. No worries! Just pop into your Settings real quick and enable “Allow from This Source.”
  • Okay, with that enabled, head back to your Files app and try tapping install again. This time, it should work smoothly.
  • Within seconds, Honista will be successfully installed on your phone without any errors or issues. How easy was that?

Now, you can open it up and start customizing your Instagram experience. Have fun exploring all the cool features! Let me know if you have any other questions.

How to Install Honista on PC?

To use Honista on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer:

  • Install an Android emulator like Bluestacks.
  • Load the Android OS into the emulator.
  • Download the Honista APK file.
  • Open the APK in your emulator and install Honista.
  • Honista is now installed in your emulator. You can access it on your computer.
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Final Notes

So download Honista now and let us know through our contact page or comment section whether you like it or not. If you want to report bugs, there is an option in the app settings. Describe the bug in detail, and if possible, attach a screenshot.


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is Honista Safe?

Yes, it is totally safe to use. I have done a lot of research on this, and I didn’t find any data breach or anything.

Is Honista Available for iOS?

No, it is not available for iOS.

Is Honista Better than Instander?

Yes, it is far better than instander.