Twitter Debuts New Instagram-Like Filters

by Nate Wooley | December 11, 2012 10:53 am

twitter filter 300x213 Twitter Debuts New Instagram Like Filters[1]Photos on Twitter will now feature filters similar to Facebook-owned (NASDAQ:FB[2]) Instagram.

The new Twitter application, which will allow users to filter and edit photos inside Twitter, was introduced by Twitter Senior Designer Colleen Baik in a blog post[3]. In the post, Baik highlights the three new things that users can do with photos on Twitter.

The new application comes as a result of the increasing competition between Twitter and Instagram in the wake of the former’s acquisition by Facebook earlier this year, The New York Times reports[4]. Since the purchase, the two have seen a once cordial relationship become strained. Last week, Instagram stopped allowing its users to share photos via Twitter.

The enhancements are available through both Google Play (NASDAQ:GOOG[5]) and Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL[6]) App Store.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/twitter-filter.jpg
  2. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  3. a blog post: http://blog.twitter.com/2012/12/twitter-photos-put-filter-on-it.html
  4. The New York Times reports: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/twitter-adds-photo-filters-in-battle-with-instagram/
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  7. Pinterest Cleans House, Cracks Down on Spammers: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/pinterest-cleans-house-cracks-down-on-spammers/
  8. Facebook’s 25 Top-Rated Games of 2012: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/facebooks-25-top-rated-games-of-2012/
  9. The Most Popular Thing on Facebook You Never Heard Of: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/the-most-popular-thing-on-facebook-you-never-heard-of/

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