Twitter have updated their iOS and Android App to support Instagram like photo filters. Twitter for iOS and Android will now allow you to add photo filters to your pictures right from the App before posting it to Twitter. Cropping tools, auto-enhance, pinch to zoom and photo filters are now a part of the App.
The rumor mill suggests that Twitter implemented these features to counter the purchase of Instagram by Facebook. Recent rules by Instagram (forced upon by Facebook) removed the features of Twitter cards when Instagram users posted their images on the popular micro blogging site. This recent update will help native Twitter App users to play around with their pictures before showcasing it to their followers.
From the Twitter blog –
Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.
Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.
Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.
Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.