From the outside it seems like Twitter and Instagram are, if not actually married, certainly living in internet sin together. There’s no doubt that the ability to post your Instagram pics to social media sites like Twitter helped the company’s meteoric rise to success. Currently, Instagram can boast over 100 million users of its product, and is a social network in its own right.
Which, of course, explains why Facebook bought Instagram for a billion dollars earlier this year.
While Twitter and Facebook are obviously competitors, it wouldn’t make sense for them to be out-and-out enemies, but apparently Twitter doesn’t agree: they plan to launch their own cool photo filters to compete with Instagram instead.
While on the surface that might not seem to make a lot of sense, in some ways it does particularly when you see that Instagram is finally planning to launch profile pages for users that look a lot like (you guessed it!) Facebook.
Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. In addition, you can follow users, comment & like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web. It’s a beautiful new way to share your Instagram photos!
Here’s what it will look like. Yes, it’s eerily familiar, and yes, I’m really excited that they will soon have this available.
With this sort of news, it’s not a big shock that Instagram isn’t worried at all about Twitter’s new photo filters. After all, having a web profile provides more fuel for Instagram’s social media platform fire.
What do you think? Would you switch to Twitter photo filters, or are you a diehard Instagramer? What do you think about the new profiles?