Twitter has updated their micro-blogging app to include photo editing capabilities and photo filters. The updates have hit the Android marketplace, while the update will be arriving for iOS users sometime later. Users now have access to eight filters, from vignette, black & white, warm, cool, vintage, cinematic, happy, and gritty tones. Users can also preview the filter effects in a single grid view and has cropping, zooming, and auto-enhancing features. The photo editing SDK is powered by Aviary, a company who has partnered with the likes of Flickr, Yahoo Mail, and Imgur
The release of Twitter’s photo editing update is seen as a direct result of the feud the company has had with Instagram, after the latter was acquired by Facebook. As a result the two companies who used to have close ties have become competitors. Instagram distanced itself from the micro-blogging site after problems arose when it dropped support for Twitter Card integration. It was confirmed yesterday that Instagram had decided to fully drop support, leaving only links to images hosted by Instagram.
Source: Twitter Blog