Twitter Plans to Include Filters in Instagram Style in Mobile Applications

In recent years, Twitter has to natively include features that were previously provided by third parties, such as shortening links and image sharing. Instagram should be the next victim: now the service microblog is working on a feature to insert filters for photos in mobile applications, according to The New York Times.

With the change, you can share modified photos on Twitter without going through Instagram, service bought by Facebook for about $ 1 billion in April. Basically, this means that you will be able to publish photos of your plate of food with sepia effect 1890 making less effort.

The feature will be available “in the coming months,” according to an anonymous employee of Twitter who is not authorized to comment on unannounced projects. He says celebrities and media people who usually use Instagram to share photos, will be happy to find the feature on the official application of Twitter. A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on the matter.

If Twitter really include image filters, it is likely that Instagram lose users, but not many – especially because Instagram is a complete social network already has a good user base and can also share images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare, a feature that Twitter equivalent most likely will not.