Twitter brings Instagram-like filters to iOS/Android app today

The past few years have seen hipsters many people jump aboard the Instagram bandwagon, which allows them to easily degrade edit their photos with a simple smartphone application. Twitter has realized that this isn't just a phase, and today they've updated their smartphone apps for Android and iOS to add simple photo filters and editing tools thanks to Aviary.

The editing tools that have been embedded into the app allow you to add one of eight filters to give photos "a new look and feel", as well as auto-enhance the shot, and crop or zoom to your liking. Currently, Instagram has many more filters than the Twitter app, but this is just a start for Twitter which will probably see more features added in upcoming updates.

This update follows yesterday's news that Instagram images will no longer be embedded in Twitter streams, requiring users to actually click through to Instagram to see grainy photos of cats and food. If you'd rather take these photos through the official Twitter app you can grab it through this link, although unfortunately the editing features have not made their way to Windows Phone just yet.

Source: Twitter

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11/12/2012 - The day a normal looking photo on Twitter died.


If they were really smart they'd figure out some way of letting you view the un-edited photo as well.

unabatedshagie said,
11/12/2012 - The day a normal looking photo on Twitter died.


If they were really smart they'd figure out some way of letting you view the un-edited photo as well.

You can upload a "normal" looking photo, just dont edit it

It's immediately better than Instagram, as it doesn't forcefully limit you to square photos.

Does anyone know if it's possible for these to be posted to Facebook at the same time as well? If so, I'm definitely leaving Instagram.

MightyJordan said,
It's immediately better than Instagram, as it doesn't forcefully limit you to square photos.

Does anyone know if it's possible for these to be posted to Facebook at the same time as well? If so, I'm definitely leaving Instagram.

Zero chance of cross posting. Well there's probably a technical workaround by using something like selective tweet but I believe that just posts a link to the photo on Facebook, not the actual photo itself.

Good luck with WP 8 (7) support. Maybe late next year. Lol how the apps roll on WP's slower then my 90 year old grandma...

Hm.. still can't see this photo editor when I tried with my native iOS Twitter app. I guess the update hasn't made it yet to the App Store?