The fact that Instagram also features a smart photo filtering service makes the photo-sharing platform very attractive. Twitter once considered acquiring the company behind it. But after losing to Facebook, it was rumored that Twitter was planning to buy an Instagram-like company anyway. Now we hear that Twitter is planning to launch a range photo filters that its users can add to pictures.
Well, if you can’t buy it, I guess you can always build it. That seems to be the approach. And according to the New York Times, Twitter is planning to update its mobile platform by introducing filters for photos that will allow you to share images on Twitter while bypassing Instagram.
Unlike Instagram, Twitter users will have to click on some links to get the photos. One employee said that Twitter is also planning to add other tools, like the ability to upload and edit videos without having to go through a third-party app. Sounds interesting. Stay tuned.