Instagram update adds filter, tools after license kerfuffle

By John P. Mello Jr., PC World |  Software, instagram, privacy

While Instagram's withdrawal of card support appears to be designed to drive more traffic to its website, its timing made it seem as if it were retaliating against Twitter for past sins against the photo-sharing service.

For example, when Twitter revamped the rules for accessing its API, it cut off access by Instagram (and other services) to the microblogging service's "find your friends" feature, which allowed Instagram users to follow the same people they followed on Twitter.

In addition, the card-scotching move occurred just days before Twitter rolled out a new version of its mobile app that included photo filters, a strategy seen as a bold attempt to wean shuttterbugs away from Instagram.


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