Twitter has announced a new feature that allows users to easily edit photos and apply photo filters from its iOS and Android apps. It seems that with the launch of the updated Twitter apps, the Twitter and Instagram battle just got more real.
Last week, Instagram disabled the ability to share images directly on Twitter. The images cannot be viewed directly from Twitter, instead only a link can be placed. When clicked on the link, the user can head over to Instagram and can then view the picture.
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“Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter,” Ms. Baik wrote. “The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet.”
Twitter has partnered with Aviary, a company that builds easy to use image editing solutions. The updated app allows users to edit and refine photos right from Twitter.
The interface is quite similar to what Twitter offers. The Twitter app now offers eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage. Users can also crop and auto-enhance the photos.
Of course, with this update, Twitter is not only competing with Instagram, but also with many of the popular online image editing tools. This step has become crucial for Twitter after Instagram withdrew support for Twitter.
Interested users can download the updated app from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.