Instagram’s days look like they are numbered with Facebook bringing out an iPhone app with Instagram like features today. The massive social networking site that just turned into a publicly traded company last week has now decided to get its huge 900 million user base behind their new investment.
The new application looks very much like Instagram with the filters and the ability to take photos but it also pulls in photos from your Facebook photo stream from either your friends or on your own profile. The app looks like the re-designed to Facebook app which looks very nice and well designed, combined with Instagram app which Facebook purchased for a billion dollars.
The Verge’s Ellis Hamburger wrote an article on matter saying:
The Facebook Camera team has been working on the app for months, and Mark Zuckerberg reportedly kept his desire to purchase Instagram close to the vest, as if he almost impulse-bought it. Had the Instagram deal never occurred, Facebook Camera wouldn’t really be much of an Instagram competitor anyway, lacking any mobile-only social circles and hashtagged sharing around specific topics. “Enhancing the Facebook photos experience on mobile is long overdue,” Facebook’s Derick Mains told me. “We really had to step up our game, and we’re committed to building Instagram independently.”
The Verge also made an in depth video on the app shown below: