Well, that isn’t the actual reply what Facebook gave, however it indirectly meant the same, after it announced that it will roll out its own photo filters for its mobile application sometime soon. According to New York Times, Facebook is looking to add filters to its mobile apps, in competition with popular photo-sharing applicationslike Instagram and PicPlz.
The new feature has been ready for some time, according to two engineers who work at Facebook, but Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, hopes his engineers and artists create more filters before releasing the new product. Both Facebook engineers asked not to be named as they are not allowed to speak publicly for the company about unannounced products.
The engineers said Facebook will introduce almost a dozen photo filters, including some that are similar to Instagram like old-style camera lenses and grainy film. Facebook will also try to introduce new styles of filters with the hopes of drawing users away from other photo apps.
Instagram, created by Burbn, is an easy photo filter app for iOS. The app lets you take quick photos or use photos that already exist in your iPhone, apply creative filters and share it with friends on Flickr, Facebook or Twitter. You can also tag your photos with location using your foursquare account. The app has over 11 different custom filters that you can apply to your photos.
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Why Facebook wanted to acquire Instagram?
Instagram is a free app in the App Store, and has been insanely popular (over 150 million photos uploaded in just 10 months) since its launch in October 2010. It currently has over 8 million users, and has raised $7 million in funds in February.
However, there isn’t any detailed information regarding when the photo filters will be introduced in the Facebook app, but sources indicate that the addition will happen in “the coming months.”