News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 10, 2012.
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Twitter has long been rumored to release Instagram-like photo filters integrated into its mobile apps, and those rumors have finally been confirmed today with the release of the latest version of Twitter for Android and Twitter for iPhone. The social network announced today that it has revised its apps to include a new camera that can apply filters and enhancements to images posted to the website. The app gives users the option to auto-adjust colors and lighting by pressing a button, crop the image, pinch to focus, or apply 1 of 8 filters to the image.
According to its announcement, Twitter partnered with imaging specialists Aviary to develop its new photo features. The apps are available now and seem to be timely considering that Instagram recently removed the ability to display photos directly within the Twitter mobile apps. The Facebook-owned Instagram revealed its own new app hours ago, so users can download both to see which of the rivals offer the better photo sharing option.
* Note: App may not be available yet in the iOS App Store, but it should arrive shortly. source: Twitter
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.