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Twitter launches new photo filters after Instagram support is dropped

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Twitter has confirmed details of its new integrated photo filters.

The social networking site has partnered with Aviary to launch its new photo-editing facilities via the latest editions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android.



"Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what's happening around the world," read a post on the official Twitter blog.

"As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences."

Eight filters, including a black-and-white filter, are on offer, and Twitter users will be able to see previews of how each filter changes a photo at a glance via a grid view.

Users will also be able to zoom in on photos, as well as employ simple photo-editing tools such as cropping and colour correction.

Twitter new photo filters

© Twitter



"We've created a unique experience that makes it easier than ever for people to create and share photos on Twitter, in real time. Each filter was designed from the ground up exclusively for Twitter, and we couldn't be more excited about how they turned out," read a post on the Aviary company blog.

"We designed these features so that it is very easy to add new and elegant filters to the photos that people share using Twitter's mobile apps for iPhone and Android."

Speculation that Twitter would launch its own photo filter software was first reported in early November, and gathered pace when Instagram - which is now owned by Facebook - disabled photo integration with Twitter over the weekend.

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has denied that his firm is involved in a feud with Twitter and has instead insisted that the company is focusing on its own web presence, following the recent launch of instagram.com web profiles.

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