Twitter To Offer Photo Filters By End Of 2012

Here’s Twitter’s answer to Instagram’s plans to cut off embedding pictures on Twitter.

Twitter, it’s being said, will be rolling out its own photo filters by the end of this year.

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but multiple credible tech sources have it on good authority that the rumors are true.

Twitter’s new photo app might offer pictures in a higher resolution than those of Instagram, according to The Next Web. And Twitter’s pictures will reportedly be square like Instagram’s, but offered in 1024×1024-pixel resolution, rather than Instagram’s smaller 612×612 pixels. How’s that for a comeback?

It’s not the first time rumors have swirled about Twitter trying to trump Instagram by adding photo filters; when Facebook did the same thing last month, it was suggested that Twitter might follow suit.

The conflict between Twitter and Instagram has intensified since Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in early April. This latest update will surely only fan the flames.

Twitter has been making strides toward a more visual platform for a while now, launching Twitter Cards – expanded, multimedia-rich tweets – in June.

It’s also worth noting that Google+ recently pushed out its own photo-editing app, Snapseed, last week.

What do you think about the war being waged between Instagram and Twitter? Would you use Twitter photo filters, or be more likely to continue putting photos through Instagram and then sharing to your other social networks?

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