Twitter Jumps on Photo Filter Bandwagon

Not to be outdone by Instagram, Twitter has added photo filters to its iOS app. Twitter version 5.2 brings eight different filters, the ability to crop and scale images, and an easy to use grid view for finding the best looking filters for your photos.

Twitter 5.2 iOS

Earlier this month, Instagram decided to disable the ability to properly display images on Twitter. Twitter users are now forced to visit Instagram’s website to correctly view images posted via the Instagram app. Instagram’s chief executive, Kevin Systrom said in an interview: “We’ve decided that right now, what makes sense, is to direct our users to the Instagram website".

Twitter's updated iOS app is good news for Instagram users who miss their photo filters. Especially since they will probably lose the ability to post to Twitter all together in the near future. Comments by Systrom do suggest that Instagram wants its users to use the Instagram website instead of Twitter, so they can eventually monetize the service.

Version 5.2 of the Twitter iOS app with new photo filters is now available to download from the Apple App Store.