Facebook Camera App

Facebook has launched a standalone camera app, taking inspiration, but not technology from Instagram. The app shows photos from your news feed, allows you to apply filters and batch upload snaps.

The Camera app seems, at this point, to be a cross-pollination of Facebook’s existing offering and Hipster favourite Instagram. Although the company says it did not use any of Instagram’s technology to build that app.

Like Instagram, it features a range of filers – 15 in fact – for giving your snaps that retro feel. It also offers users the ability to rotate and crop photos before posting them to your Facebook feed.

Camera, which will initially be available just for iPhone, also supports multiple photo uploads, which means you can tick the snaps within your camera roll and upload them as a batch. They can then comment on the set.