Today, Facebook launched its own camera/filter app called Facebook Camera. The app is designed to let users take photos through the app or edit previously taken photos. Once the photo is edited, the app allows users to upload the photo directly to Facebook, and then browse through their friends’ photos.
The app is currently only available for the iPhone & iPod touch, however the app is compatible with the iPad. According to the press release (which you can read below), “when you launch the app, you’ll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about. You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo.”
The app has already been pretty well received among critics, however many reviewers believe that the app is a step down from Instagram. The release of the app comes just a few weeks after Facebook spent $1 billion to purchase Instagram (even though that deal will not be official for about 6 to 12 months).
If you would like to read the full press release, check below.
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Introducing Facebook Camera
Today, we’re introducing Camera, a new mobile app that makes using Facebook photos faster and easier.See friends’ photos all in one place
When you launch the app, you’ll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about. You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo.Share multiple photos fast
Now you can quickly share multiple photos all at once instead of having to post one at a time. Just select the shots you want to share by tapping the check-mark on each photo and then hit post. You’ll have a chance to add a caption, say where you were and tag friends before you share.
It’s also easy to edit photos with new tools like the ability to crop, rotate and add filters to any picture in your camera roll.