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.

While you’re thinking about it, make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CommunityAgency.

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  • JamieLeighTO

    Saying Instagram will die because Twitter now lets you add filters to your photos is like saying Twitter would die if Facebook added hashtag functionality. It misses the fact that Instagram is a social network in and of itself without the filters and Twitter integration. Instagram isn’t going anywhere. I used to swear by the Twitter native app but will now be switching to one that still integrates Instagram (most still do) and I suspect I’m not alone. I think Twitter will lose even more traffic to their site and their native apps for this move.

    • http://casiestewart.com casiestewart

      I LOVE Instagram too but it is true that adding filters might become the norm for all photo sharing apps. I use often use a bunch of apps to edit photos before I share them on Instagram then over to Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Foursquare.

      Any app recommendations for keeping Instagram and Twitter together?

    • http://www.leschinskidesign.com/contact/addme picard102

      While I’m sure things will be fine for Instagram in the short term, until Facebook rolls them into itself, I doubt Twitter is going to see any harm as a result.
      Anyone who already uses Instagram will go on as normal, but new users will likely opt not to use Instagram when the tools are rolled into the twitter apps.

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