Monday, December 10, 2012

Twitter vs. Instagram: Changes you can expect to see

Picture via CNET

According to Mashable, Twitter will be adding a variety of photo filters to its official app within the near future. The company is hoping that this will refrain people from logging onto Instagram to edit their photos before they tweet them to all of their followers. All Things Digital has received information that the photo filters will be out before the end of 2012.  

Consequently, Instagram has come out with a statement that they will be removing the option of Twitter to embed photos because they want people to come straight to their application to see photo content, rather than have the option so see it on Twitter. 

What was even more shocking to me is that Twitter's photos will be offered in a higher resolution than those on Instagram. This will come as a tremendous blow to Instagram, as their application focuses solely on the sharing of photos. Twitter's reasoning behind the big change stems from the fact that Instagram recently adjusted their settings to not allow its own photos to show up correctly when tweeted by users. Therefore, Instagram may be to blame in this social media throw-down. 

If Twitter does go through with this photo filter addition, the two companies will directly compete against one another. This competition has been underway since Facebook purchased Instagram back in April. In all honesty, I can not really see myself using Twitter solely to upload photos, as I am a huge advocate of Instagram. It will be interesting, however, to see what successes or losses the two companies will see if this is actually carried through. To read the full Mashable article, click here.

I want to hear your thoughts and comments. What do you think will happen? Do you think you will use Twitter more and Instagram less if these photo filters are created? 

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