Is This The End of Instagram?
Today, Twitter released the updated in-app photo sharing, including filters. This comes after two days of intense conversation about Instagram breaking up with Twitter. This meaning that Instagram images are no longer viewed on Twitter, forcing users to make one more click. (#firstworldproblems)
This is all part of the social media war between the two giants, Twitter and Facebook (Facebook owns Instagram). In the space of 24 hours, Instagram added real time photo cropping and scaling tools, and Twitter added Instagram-like photo filters. Conversations are happening across all social platforms about what’s next for Instagram? Recently, Facebook made changes to their Terms of Service (once again) giving themselves permission to use your Instagram data.
As for Twitter, the new photo sharing function is only available on android and will be available on iPhone any minute now. Twitter image sharing gives you nine filter options, crop, and contrast. We expect they’ll add more options over time.
When it comes to photo sharing and mobile apps, there are tons of them available with similar features to Instagram. We loved Instagram so much because it was free, and easy to use. (Except those annoying Instagrammers we posted about last week.)
But is Twitter the Instagram killer? Why use another app when you can glam up your photos within Twitter? Will you stick with Instagram for the sharing options or because you are a die-hard Instagrammer? We’d love to know your thoughts.