Twitter has implemented a system of Instagram-like photo filters, as had been expected for some time now.
The social network announced on its blog page: “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.”
These include the Instagram-style filters, which are instant one-click effects to turn your photos into black & white, vintage and more (there are eight filters in total, initially, implemented by Twitter’s partner Aviary).
Twitter has also implemented a grid view, so you can see multiple preview images, and an overview of how each of the filters will affect your photo.
The social network has also added crop and pinch-to-zoom, so you can better frame the focus of the photo, and an auto-enhance wand which balances the colours and light with one click. It’s quite an extensive overhaul.
Recently, Instagram changed its policy regarding Twitter, making the social network’s users unable to display Instagram snaps as “cards” any longer (with images instead appearing cropped, not ideal).
Some thought that this move could be in response to Twitter implementing its own filters – that and the fact that Facebook now owns Instagram, and is potentially getting a dig in at its social rival.