Twitter adds Instagram-style photo features
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Twitter on Monday added Instagram-style smartphone photo sharing features after the Facebook-owned service made it impossible for Internet users to integrate its images into tweets.
"Starting today, you'll be able to edit and refine photos, right from Twitter," the globally popular one-to-many messaging service said in a blog post.
"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," it added.
"As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences." Twitter said its partner Aviary is powering "filters" and other effects for images using the latest Twitter applications for Apple iPhones or smartphones running on Google-backed Android software.