Twitter takes on Instagram, announces new set of photo filters

Well, in an unsurprising but significant move, Twitter has just announced that it will bring Instagram-like photo filters to its lineup of mobile applications. The microblogging site made headlines last week when it cut ties from the popular photography-based social network Instagram, discontinuing joint integration. No one was really sure why the big wigs at Twitter decided to pull the Instaplug, but it’s now clear that the move was made in anticipation of this new photo editing feature.

Customers will now have options to edit their pictures by adding filters, cropping, choosing from a selected bunch of auto-enhancements, and more! So far it seems that these features will be limited to Twitter’s mobile applications, and the Android app has already been updated while the iOS counterpart is still seeking approval.

You can check out the video above for further details, but this definitely sounds pretty cool. There’s clearly a market for these quick and easy photo edits, and I think it’s wise for Twitter to capitalize on it. I just hope we don’t find ourselves in the midst of a social network legal war, and maybe it’s just because I write about Apple and its insane legal practices, but I sort of feel like a suit or two might be filed before too long.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for these new features, or will you stick to Instagram for your photo editing needs? Sound off in the comments section below. And, since I talked so much about Twitter, you might as well hit me up there as well @TiP_Jake.

 

Via: 9 to 5 Mac

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  • JeffWilliams

    I love twitter, hands down its actually my favorite social media site, but could this be their attempt at competing with the Facebook-Instagram merger/hybrid thing?  I really don’t see the point of them doing this.  People are going to keep using Instagram and sharing to both Facebook and Twitter, but using the Instagram link and stuff… it just seems annoying now.  Just my opinion.  Hate clicking on links when I could just see stuff in the window.  Not liking that they’ve changed it.

  • MichaelaHerz

    Oh well it s not that there are no other options out there?!?!?! Instagram has seen unprecedented growth and success but it seems to me their growth is not sustainable especially considering the competition which is able to come up with very similar products. For instance why not use http://www.mevvy.com/tools/eyeem/ or http://www.mevvy.com/tools/fhotoroom/