Just mere hours after kicking Instagram off their feed, Twitter announced that they would be releasing something to ease the pain and supplement the sepia photo sharing withdrawals: their very own photo filters.
The social media site released a letter on their blog late yesterday (around the same time that Instagram rolled out a new app update) that revealed their plans for keeping photo sharing on the cutting edge.
The new Twitter allows users to apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to crop and pinch, to zoom in order to focus attention, and to auto-enhance their uploaded photos.
So, pretty much everything Instagram lets you do, just Twitter-style.
The blog read as follows:
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. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
But in a world of one tap gratification, will Twitter users upload to both Twitter and Instagram?
Only time can tell!
Check out the trailer for the new Twitter photo function above, and read the entire blog here.