Hurray for Facebook’s new swipe at giving us even more options to play around with our photos in a Snapchat-y style.
Jazz up those photos with the brand new pilot photo uploader that’s just rolling now for iOS users. Overlay text? Yes. Add filters? Yes. Add stickers? Yes. Success story completed. Previously, filters as well as stickers were tested on Facebook.
Now, they reside in the newly introduced enhancement tray. Wave the magic wand over it and let the magic happen.
All these added feature might remind you of Snapchat. And well it does, because since Facebook failed to purchase the Japanese messaging app, it’s now taking a swipe at in-building its own version, giving users a run for their money.
A success story built on success elements of other players on the market, mixed in one in-house recipe.
The new Facebook features are mostly rolling over iOS. Android users currently benefit from the introduction of both sticker and text overlay options, but miss the multiple filter option altogether with the exception of the auto-enhance.
iOS users however will now see a vertical line across a photo of their choosing, informing them that the photo can be dragged through a number of filters that might tickle their fancy more.
Compare and contrast between the Auto-enhancement option, the classical vintage sepia, the brightly colored spring filter or the golden hues of summer.
Perhaps the orange-like colors of fall or the muted winter filter are better. How about the varieties of black and white under the filter titled snow? Whichever you choose, you have the possibility to see the photo in comparison to the original or previously added filter.
Upon clicking the magic wand that will ensue in the bottom left corner of the desired photo, the entire array of options will be at your fingertips.
Finish your work with tagging friends, adding text, funny stickers and post. Text particularly seems to be a make-over of Slingshot, with options like resizing, changing hues and moving it around.
Although introducing the new features might seem like a stealing attempt, remember there is nothing wrong with creative reinterpretation.
Enjoy the in-house Facebook pilot photo uploader. It might stick around for long.
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