Last week we talked about the less than amicable relationship between Instagram and Twitter. Well, yesterday Twitter confirmed they have rolled out their own photo filtering service. They partnered with Aviary to allow Tweeters the access to edit and refine photos right within Twitter. Although Instagram officially disabled the photo integration with Twitter on December 9th (2012) links to Instagram photos can still be tweeted, you just can’t view them (photos) like you were able to previously.
Twitters update was released and can already be found in Google Play and the App store. They even provided a short tutorial to learn about the photo filter. There are a lot of similarities between Twitters Photo Filter and Instagram. The new photo filter offers eight filters to users (no 3rd party app needed), photos can be viewed independently or as a grid to decide on affect, crop and pinch to zoom and auto-enhance. By the way Instagram wasn’t too happy that Twitter Photos offered a true black & white filter so they released an update to their app on Monday to include a monochrome filter.
Once as long as the consumers are not suffering when the big boys are bickering, I’m a happy camper.