Facebook to Launch a Photo App
Facebook is said to be working on a photo app that can compete with the likes of Instagram and Color. The Facebook photo app will be a standalone that its users can utilize to upload photos to the site. There are around 6 billion photo uploads received by the social network a month.
The Facebook photo app was supposed to be a secret but images and documents relating to it were leaked to the media. It combines three of the most popular photo apps available today. These are Path, Instagram and Color.
Path lets the user share photos and videos to up to 50 people. Instagram is a photo sharing app that features filters and effects to give photos a retro look. Color collects photos from people around the user, which is based on the GPS coordinates.
Details about the how the Facebook photo app works are still unknown. It is said to have a working name of Hovertown or WithPeople. There are other rumors that it would be integrated into the current Facebook app by replacing the old Photos section. The functions will also be incorporated into the main web site as well.
Facebook has 100 million users of its official mobile apps. Improving the photos section would stop users from using other social photo sharing apps. But based on initial indications, it would not have filters like Instagram or location pooling abilities like Color.