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Instagram updates its Iphone app with a filter, Foursquare integration

Take that, Twitter
Tue Dec 11 2012, 14:42
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HIPSTER PHOTO SHARING APP Instagram released an update to its IOS app today.

The update, which bumps Instagram to version 3.2, brings a handful of new features to the makeshift social network. Chief amongst these is a new filter called Willow. Much to our disappointment it's not Christmas themed, but according to The INQUIRER's very own Lee Bell, it does offer a lovely "subtle black and white" tone.

The app update also brings with it an all-new camera feature, which supposedly makes taking photos much quicker. We gave the new feature a go, but didn't notice too much of a difference. Photos you've snapped are now saved in a separate Instagram folder in the camera roll, but much to our annoyance, images are still saved in your main photo album as well.

A Foursquare button has also been added. Instagram explains, "We added a Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare app (or Foursquare mobile website) with details about the venue."

Other new features include improved quality of tilt-shift, the ability to scroll infinitely on use profiles and other grid views and a new welcome screen design.

While most of these features are not yet available on Instagram's Android app, the photo sharing firm has bought its new filter to Google's mobile operating system.

This app update from Instagram comes just hours after the latest twist in its competition with Twitter. The microblogging website started rolling out its very own image filters for its mobile apps last night, following Instagram having dropped its image previews.

The updated Instagram app is available to download for free from the Itunes App Store. µ


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