The recent Twitter-Instagram falling out now seems to get more real as Twitter updates its iPhone and Android apps with native photo editing functions. The update, as announced on Twitter’s site, features eight photo filters, bird’s eye view, crop and zoom and auto-enhance mode. These features are powered by Aviary, the makers of highly-rated mobile and online photo editing apps.
Considering Instagram photos won’t be appearing in Twitter timelines, this appears to be a quick solution — and possibly a permanent one, depending on how good these filters are.
I have to do some testing to find out and see what I think, personally, but it looks to be an easier and faster way to share photos straight from the Twitter app with filter applications. Meanwhile, here’s a video tutorial on how to use the new photo editing features in the new Twitter:
The update seems to blend well with Twitter’s previous interface, and doesn’t really change how photos are uploaded, merely adding an extra button for photo editing. The user controls are pretty intuitive, too.
Have you updated Twitter for your smart phone yet? If not, you can head on over here and get it done.