Facebook releases Facebook Camera App; No, This is Not Instagram
A few weeks ago, Facebook made waves when it announced that it has bought the hugely popular photo taking app Instagram for $1 billion. According to the press statement, Instagram will be developed independent of Facebook. With Facebook recently announcing its own photo taking feature that promise may have been kept but it also creates a lot of questions about the future of both Facebook and Instagram.
The new Facebook Camera is a new app that the leading social networking company will be releasing on the iTunes App Store.
The new Facebook Camera was also independently developed if we are to believe the news. The Instagram team had nothing to do with this new app. But even with this announcement, the similarities between the two are still quite noticeable. For example, Facebook Camera has the same number of photo filters as Instagram, 14. Facebook has implemented a number of unique features for the app. First, it gives the user the ability to tag their friends and also the location of where the photo was taken. Another unique feature is that the app allows you to select the photos that you can then upload simultaneously. Browsing through the uploaded photos is a cinch, even when using the Facebook web app.
The addition of the Facebook Camera app is likely a way to help increase the value of Facebook as a product, which is crucial since the company has recently gone public.