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