Apparently, Instagram isn’t playing nice with Twitter anymore. Maybe it’s the recent Facebook takeover of the social photo service. Maybe it’s the fact that Twitter users don’t have a reason to visit Instagram if they can just view the filtered photos within their 140-character feeds. Whatever the reason, Instagram disabled photo integration with Twitter. Don’t worry. You will be able to turn your eggs Benedict breakfast into an art image worthy of you kitchen wall with Twitters newest update.
Version 5.2 allows users to add filters to photos right in the app. According to the app summary page, you can add one of eight different filters that are “powered by Aviary,” which is a customizable photo editor plug-in. Users can choose from vignette, black-and-white, warm, cool, vintage, cinematic, happy, and gritty.
You’ll also be able to fine-tune the filter just a bit with an auto-enhancement feature. You can zoom in on an image and crop where you want to get the perfect setting inside the frame.
Interestingly, it doesn’t appear to work on the iPad. I updated Twitter on my iPhone and was able to see the filter feature immediately when I added an image to tweet. When I tried the same thing on my iPad, there was no option to add a filter anywhere. I had to double (and triple) check my updates to be sure that I had version 5.2 installed.
Twitter’s website shows release notes for the app as including filters for the iPad app, but it definitely didn’t show up in my app. It may be an oversight on Twitter’s part. It may be that the social media site intentionally decided to leave out iPads due to some unknown difficulty. We are sure to find out soon enough.