Facebook’s Latest App

Facebook has released their own “Instagram” twin. Facebook Camera, with a newsfeed that only displays friends photos, it’s the latest way to share pictures with your friends.

Facebook Camera, a free download in the App Store, offers very similar features to Instagram. Facebook Camera allows users to post multiple pictures at once, see their friend’s latest pictures, edit pictures and add camera filters, tag their friends and add their location. It also allows users to see pictures from other applications.

Facebook Camera has a similar feel to Instagram but I don’t think it replaces Instagram. Being in the digital world, I had to check out this new Facebook application. It didn’t spend much time in the app because I was highly disappointed. First, it offers poor camera filters and secondly the pictures are pulled directly from Facebook which means you are going to see the same pictures that are on your Facebook newsfeed.

The fun thing about Instagram is that people’s pictures are usually only posted in there, so you don’t see duplicates across social media outlets. In my opinion, I found this to be the most annoying part of Facebook Camera so I’m sticking with Instagram for now.

Twitter Unleashes Photo Sharing for All Users

Twitter + Photobucket

The next time you log into your Twitter account you will be sure to notice the pop-up informing you of Twitter’s newest feature. Photo and video sharing, which debuted in June, is now available to all Tweeters.

Users will now see the added camera icon at the bottom of the “What’s Happening Now?” box where users can then select a photo to upload and preview the photo before publishing it. Tweets containing photos will have a thumbnail of the attached photo as well as a pic.twitter.com link.

Twitters Prompt

 

This feature is being released before the launch of Apple iOS5. Twitter is essentially the default social network for iOS users due to its strong integration in the mobile OS. Users with iOS5 will be able to upload photos via Twitter, but Twitter has not yet said when Android and iOS apps will have the mobile photo upload feature.

Photobucket will provide the hosting for all user-uploaded photos on Twitter. This new feature creates a bit of a stir among third party companies such as TwitPic, Yfrog and Twitgoo that have been providing Twitter users to show images to their followers.