/// Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays

December 8, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Jack Dorsey/Twitter Forget Lo-Fi and Toaster . There may be a sepia-toned little bird under the tree this Christmas. Twitter is making a big push to release a series of photo filters to be used inside the official Twitter app before the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the matter. The goal is to release the camera filters in an application update in time for the holiday season, these sources say. The new version of the app is currently in testing, which may be why we’re seeing Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey post so many black-and-white filtered photos of his Square employees (not to mention the wing of his plane at takeoff , posted just this Saturday morning). Why push it out before the new year? Perhaps Twitter wants a cut of the inevitable jump in photos we’ll see as everyone goes home for the holidays. Instagram, for instance, saw more than 200 Thanksgiving-related photos posted to its service every second on Thanksgiving Day alone, and ten million Thanksgiving photos posted overall that day. I’d imagine that number will only leap come Christmas and New Year’s

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Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays



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