It has not been long since Facebook announced its plans to buy the photo app Instagram. What may come as a surprise, however, is that the social networking site has launched an iPhone/iPod touch app which is nearly the same as Instagram both in terms of its layout and how it works. But where the Instagram clone Facebook Camera scores is its much more enhanced image features compared to what it was previously offering on its official iOS client.
With Facebook Camera, users can share a number of photos on their Facebook account simultaneously, whereas with Facebook’s primary app and even with Instagram, you could only upload one image at a time. Similar to Instagram, the app displays photo updates coming from your friends in one continuous feed. Moreover, it lets you do image-handling, editing, cropping and rotating much like Instagram does. You can even take a picture directly while using the app. The app allows you to upload images up to 2048×2048 in resolution.
The app also allows you to view the apps used by your friends to upload their pictures. Additionally, when you upload photos, you can provide captions for it, tag people and share the location where it was snapped. You can filter the photo stream to photos that have either been uploaded by you or can see the photo feeds by your friends.
The good news for iPad users is that although the app is primarily designed for use on iPhone and iPod touch, it works just as well on iPad.
Facebook Camera can be downloaded from iTunes for free.