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Twitter adds photo filters to mobile apps

December 10, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Twitter has updated its mobile apps with photo filters.
Twitter has updated its mobile apps with photo filters. (Twitter )

Less than a week after being ditched by Instagram, Twitter has updated its mobile apps and added photo filters.

The San Francisco-based social network announced that users will be able to edit and add pictures to the photos they post through their iPhone or Android Twitter apps starting Monday via app updates.

"As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences," Twitter said in a Monday blog post announcing the news.

Earlier in the day, we reported that there were several rumors Twitter would release its own photo filters before the end of the year -- though we didn't expect the filters to arrive so quickly.

The latest Twitter feature comes after Instagram last week announced it would no longer support Twitter cards -- the functionality that allowed its pictures to be viewed on Twitter.

However, it doesn't seem like it took Twitter too long to get past its break up with Instagram.

You can check out a video with information about the new photo filters below.

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