Twitter Challenges Instagram, Will Add Photo Filters
The competition between Twitter and Instagram, two seemingly different social media apps, may have just escalated into an outright battle for users’ loyalty. AllThingsD reports that Twitter is developing photo filters for its mobile app in an attempt keep users within its platform, even when taking pictures. And the microblogging site is moving fast:
The goal is to release the camera filters in an application update in time for the holiday season, these sources say. The new version of the app is currently in testing, which may be why we’re seeing Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey post so many black-and-white filtered photos of his Square employees (not to mention the wing of his plane at takeoff, posted just this Saturday morning).
Twitter got a harsh snub this week when Instagram disabled “Card” functionality, making pictures appear cropped within Twitter. The Facebook-owned photosharing site appears to be pushing users more towards their own new website, as they attempt to expand beyond mobile.
TheNextWeb also pointed out that early photos apparently shared through Twitter have a much higher pixel count than Instagram.
Which would you choose for your photosharing: Twitter or Instagram?