If you are addicted to micro blogging website Twitter and are well-familiar with the happenings in Twitter, then here is good news for you. Well, as you know, the popular photo sharing website Instagram has pulled off its support from Twitter and now Twitter users can’t view the Instagram images in the Twitter and Instagram webpage is required to be followed now, so as to view the image. We covered the complete story about this.
Twitter introduces Instagram-like filters
Chrome users can still enjoy the old Twitter by using the extension InstaTwit. Read more about it in this post of Techatlast.
Anyways, the good news is that Twitter has added its own Instagram-like filters in its Android and iOS apps. Twitter users were in deep shock on not viewing the Instagram photos in their Twitter feed. The Instagram’s integration with Twitter is now no more and when it was announced, experts predicted that Twitter may see down curve of popularity, in the next coming days; but before this happens, Twitter has announced its own Instagram-like filters and it’s a complete tit-for-tat action.
Twitter posted about the inclusion of new feature in its Android and iOS apps, in a blog post and stated that now users would be able to edit and share the images, while on the go. Twitter has added 8 filters in its Android and iOS apps, and the filters are Instagram-like filters. These include desaturated, high contrast and black and white. Moreover, auto-adjust and cropping options are also included via this update. Of course, one wants to check how a particular filter looks, before applying it on any photo. Selecting each filter and previewing the same is a damn tough task. Well, Twitter has included a solution for it as well. Grid View lets you see that how the filters will look like, at once.
It may be noted that the new filters that Twitter has included in its Android and iOS apps, are not designed by Twitter itself, but by the photo editing service Aviary. This is the same service that handles the edits for photo sharing website Flickr and popular app Twitpic. If the Instagram is popular now, then it’s due to such photo filters only. All these filters of Instagram and especially the Retro one, have brought too much popularity for this photo-sharing app and have rewarded it with 150 million users’ mark.
Twitter senior designer Coleen Baik stated in a blog post that “The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet.”
Tit-for-Tat Action ?
Instagram just pulled its support from Twitter and now Twitter has released its Instagram-like filters. It’s clearly a Tit-for-Tat action and analysts also speak the same. In fact, It’s due to fight for advertising revenue between the social networking giants Facebook and Twitter. Instagram is acquired by Facebook and by pulling out the support, Facebook has started an open war in this advertising field.
Instagram also released an app update Yesterday. The updated version has got new-grid, Black and White filter and a completely fresh interface. Seems like both want to extend their user base. Right?
The Instagram-like filters containing app has released for Android devices and if you also an Android device, then you can find the updated app in Google Play. Well, iOS users, be patient! The updated app is going to hit iTunes very soon.