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Twitter brings Instagram style filters to its IOS and Android apps

After Instagram dropped it last week
Tue Dec 11 2012, 11:06

MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter announced plans on Monday to bring image filters to its IOS and Android applications, after Instagram dropped preview support for Twitter last week.

The social network rolled out updates to its IOS and Android apps last night, which bring with them eight different image filters including black and white and vintage. There are also options to crop images before uploading, auto enhance pictures and see how each filter will look before applying.

Twitter said on its blog, "Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what's happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.

"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."

This move seems to shed a bit more light on why Instagram shut off Twitter image preview support last week.

Speaking at Le Web'12, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom admitted that the firm was plotting to shut down its support for Twitter, saying Instagram's recently launched web profiles showcase images better than the social network. µ


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