Twitter Brings Instagram-Like Photo Filters To Official Mobile Apps

Twitter has unveiled Instagram-like photo filters for its official mobile apps on Android and iOS. It’s been rumored that Twitter would roll out this feature by the end of the year, and the time has come.

You can choose from 8 basic filters and crop/enhance your pics before sharing them in the Twitter app. This addition comes after Instagram recently shut off photo previews for links shared in Twitter.

Twitter announces filters on its blog:

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

Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.

  • Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.
  • Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.
  • Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.
  • Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.

The update should be arriving in the App Store and Google Play any moment now. If you can’t see it on your device, check back in a little while.

Update: It’s live in Google Play, but the App Store is still showing the old version.

Update 2: The iOS update has gone live!