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Facebook adds Instagram filters to its Iphone app

Finally makes use of that buyout
Tue Nov 06 2012, 10:40
Facebook for IOS 5.1 photo filters Instagram

SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook is finally making use of its Instagram buyout, having added photo filters to its IOS app.

The updated app, Facebook for IOS 5.1, was released on Monday, and sees Facebook merging its dedicated Camera application with its popular standalone app.

Bizarrely, there's no mention of the new feature in the app's description on the Itunes Store, but we spotted the Instagram-esque addition when uploading a photo to the social network.

Now, once you've selected your photo, you can apply one of several different filters to your image, such as Neon, B+W or Golden. You're also given the option to crop your images before uploading, and to upload multiple images at the same time.

Although Facebook's new photo tweaking features aren't quite as good as those found on Instagram, they might manage to lure some Iphone users away from the hipster photo sharing app.

That's not all Facebook has added to its Iphone and Ipad application. It has also added new gestures, which mean you swipe left to access the Chat panel, and right to show Options. There's also the option to add friends to the top of your Favourites and the ability to use Facebook gifts, although this feature is only available in the US at present.

Facebook for IOS 5.1 is available to download for free from the Itunes Store. µ


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