Twitter Adds Photo Filters to iOS App

Twitter released Twitter 5.2 for iPhone and iPad Tuesday, an update that adds eight filters directly to the in-app camera. The filters are being provided by Aviary, and allow users to use filter called Vignette, Black & White, Warm, Cool, Vintage, Cinematic, Happy, and Gritty.

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Eight Filters

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The Vignette Filter

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The Resulting Tweet

The move pits Twitter in more direct contact with Instagram, which recently dropped its own support of Twitter Cards in early December. That loss meant that Instagram users tweeting directly from the Instagram app no longer embedded an image in their tweet, bur rather a link to the Instagram site.

Twitter's filters preserve the ability to share photos directly on Twitter, and leave Twitter in the driver's seat in the process.

The Twitter update is free and is available on the App Store now.