Instagram update brings redesigned iOS camera, new filter and Foursquare integration

There’s been a lot of news this week about the online rift between Instagram and Twitter. This is after word got out that the photo sharing site planned to stop supporting pictures showing up in Twitter’s feed/timeline. Nevertheless, the Facebook owned company followed through with its plan and killed support for all its photos showing up, opting for a link that took users to a web page instead.

So in continuing the movement of changes the wildly popular social networking app has come out with a new update (version 3.2). This upgrade brings in some cool features to iPhone users such as a redesigned camera, a new photo filter called “Willow” and an improved Tilt-Shift function.

Other noteworthy improvements include:

  • News Feed redesign that’s easier to digest, in addition to larger images.
  • Beautiful new welcome screen design.
  • Infinite scroll on user profiles and other grid views.
  • Filtered photos are now saved to a separate album called “Instagram” in the iOS camera roll.
  • Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare application, or mobile website, with details about the venue.

Instagram is smart for putting out this update so quickly, especially after such an unpopular decision of killing picture support within Twitter. This update also comes before Twitter adds its rumored Instagram-style photo filters for its mobile apps. It has been speculated for some time that Twitter would venture into this niche feature. Although the Instagram move seems cumbersome, users must keep in mind that these social networks are businesses first.

Update: The new update is available for Android

[Instagram; via AllThingsD]


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