The torn-asunder relationship between Twitter and Facebook has reached its scorched-earth, Wuthering Heights-like final stages. Having fallen into a hurried marriage with Facebook, Instagram has cut ties with Twitter, yanking all photos from your Twitter feed (and presumably burning any incriminating love letters).
Now Twitter is moving on. Today the company announced the advent of a suite of tools blatantly meant to replace the functionality lent by Instagram:
Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
Hear that? Twitter is so grateful to its (New York-based!) partner Aviary. You know, the partner waiting there in the wings when Instagram ran off with that dashing Mark Zuckerberg.
Check the video intro to the service: