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Facebook Launches Its Own Camera App

Huge news came out of the Facebook universe today with little to no warning: Facebook has launched its own camera app. Seemingly out of nowhere, the social networking giant has launched its own “Facebook Camera” camera app that, of course, connects directly to your Facebook account, making it that much easier to take, upload, tag, and comment on your photos.

The app also comes loaded with a few features to make it even more useful: You can crop, rotate and add filters to any picture in your camera roll in app (Instagram inspired anyone?). It also all but replaces the regular Facebook app for those people who only use Facebook for photos by offering a “news feed” that shows only pictures as its home page. No more status updates, if all you’re using Facebook for is uploading and looking at pictures, you may stop using the regular app all together.

Needless to say this is pretty big news in the world of camera apps, news that probably has some app developers groaning right about now. For more information on the app click here to grab it straight from the app store or check out the promo video below:

Facebook Camera [Facebook]


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.stevens.313 Matt Stevens

    Why would facebook make their own app similar to instagram if they plan on buying instagram?  I wonder if this means that the deal is on the rocks.  If facebook can do it themselves, why spend $1B on instagram.  It’s not like facebook needs the follower base anyways.

  • http://twitter.com/David_Nagy DavidNagy

    Facebook has already purchased Instagram; that’s a done deal. And it was probably done in order to create an app like the one reported on in this article.
    http://mashable.com/2012/04/09/facebook-instagram-buy/

  • Pixelbrat

    Why build a separate app instead of just making this a feature in the current app?

  • Nuno Cruz

    Already killing instagram like they killed gowalla. They really want only one brand to be and nothing else.

  • Armand Salmon

    Google+ should have done this the day after the instagram purchase. Why not do the same to ignite more interaction on G+
    They should focus on a either a separate or integrated app that offers the same basic tools as every other photo editor (crop, rotate, contrast, brighten & 10-15 filters). In the rare occasion I want to post a photo from mobile, I have to edit in a 3rd party app to straighten or filter.

  • 9inchnail

     That, my friend, is called capitalism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531585510 Eric Smith

    Kills me when stuff is on iGarbage first. No reason they couldn’t release both iCrap and Android versions simultaneously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ziplock9000 John Stock

    Not even a mention of Android?

  • http://www.clickudos.com/ Rohit kothari

    great news but why i am not able to use it is having any limitation?? or its not available to download for worlwide