New Delhi: Twitter has rolled out improved photo filters for its iOS and Android mobile apps, with a user interface that resemble that of Instagram's.
Users can enable filters after a photo is added to a tweet. It is done by selecting the image, which brings up Twitter's in-app photo editing menu. There is an option to chose from filters like Radiant, Positive, Warm, Breeze, Glow, Golden, Fame, and Stark. There are auto-adjust and cropping options, as well as a helpful grid view that lets you see what each filter will look like at once.
What's interesting is that Twitter's new filter menu moves those preview thumbnails down to the bottom portion of the menu, making the feature both cleaner and much more Instagram-like.
In terms of nomenclature, the black and white filter, has been renamed "Stark" while the 1963 and 1972 filters have been replaced with ones called "Fame" and "Radiant."
"The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet," said Twitter senior designer Coleen Baik in a blog post announcing the new features. She emphasized that images are important to Twitter users, and called photos "one of the most compelling forms of self-expression."
Filters makes up for a good alternative of photo editing as their retro aesthetic has helped Instagram get more than 150 million users.
Certainly, the addition of in-app filters is great for those Twitter users who didn't like the extra step of launching Instagram or another photo editing app to spruce up images.