What Facebook has done is to take features found on Facebook Messenger and Facebook Camera and roll it into the main Facebook app. What Twitter is planning on adding to its site is one of the major features found on Facebook's Instagram application. The New York Times is reporting that Twitter plans on adding photo filters similar to the ones found on Instagram. The report says that Twitter also plans on taking on video sites like YouTube and Vimeo by hosting videos of its own.
With 1 billion 140 character messages sent every two days, adding a photo filter can help Twitter join the other social networking sites used by camera snapping mobile device fans. According to the Times, one time photo-sharing app leader Flickr has been losing visitors to Facebook and Instagram. Twitter's V.I.T.’s, or Very Important Tweeters, are said to be favoring the addition of photo filters. According to the report, Twitter starting accelerating its plan for a photo filter after Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April.
source: NYTimes via Engadget, BGR