Twitter Launches Update to Add Photo Filters

Twitter Launches Update to Add Photo Filters

Last week, Facebook took Instagram preview support away from Twitter, and Twitter obviously was pretty prepared for that. Today you can download an update for Twitter that gives you a list of Instagram-like options with which to tweet till your heart's content. Yay?

"What's New in Version 5.2
Create beautiful photos right within Twitter, with filters powered by Aviary.

- Apply one of eight different filters to instantly add a new look and feel to your photos
- Choose a filter by comparing all your options in a convenient grid view or by swiping through each version
- Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the auto-enhance wand
- Crop and scale to frame the action the way you want

We’ve also added many other improvements and fixes to this update."


It's not that I don't get it. I do. I understand why they did this, but at the same time I'm irritated. I don't need everything I touch that has the ability to accept photos to have a way to add digital filters. I just don't. Will I use this update? Probably. Will it make me happy? No.

Grab the update for your iPhone and on Google Play today.

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Matt's picture

I wish it wasn't Facebook that had acquired Instagram. Sadly we are now going to see an on going war between Twitter and Facebook's IG. Lets not forget that Google has acquired Snapseed and that they are actively trying to get all of Kodak's patents along with good 'ol Apple....
Since when did "who has the most photo possibilities" become so important? **sigh**

Spy Black's picture

Since when did deliberately making your images look like shit become important?

Arturo Mieussens's picture

Where have you been lately?

Spy Black's picture a better life...

RUSS's picture

facebook, twitter, instagram?
I'd rather read a book.(And I hate reading books)

You can always choose not to use any filters.