Facebook Camera app launched, now available at Apple App Store for free

By on May 25, 2012 in Lifestyle, Software, Technology, United States, World Comments

Facebook launched on Thursday, May 24, 2012 its latest iPhone app called Facebook Camera and is now available at the Apple App Store for free, which aims to enhance the Facebook photo experience on smartphones.

Facebook Camera app logo
Image Credit: Facebook/Apple App Store

As announced by Facebook on its official press site that day, Facebook Camera is a new mobile app that makes using Facebook photos faster and easier, and has new tools to edit photos easily including the ability to crop, rotate and add filters to any picture in the user’s camera roll.

“When you launch the app, you’ll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about. You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo.” Facebook Product Manager Dirk Stoop wrote at Facebook Newsroom.

Facebook noted that users can immediately share multiple photos all at once instead of the usual posting them one at a time, which can be done by selecting the desired photos and tap the ‘check-mark’ on each photo and then hit post.

In addition, this free Facebook Camera app also allows users to add a caption, such as location and description, as well as to tag their friends before sharing them; and to scroll through a feed of photos uploaded at Facebook by friends.

Apparently, this release of the latest Facebook app is merely more than a month after Facebook bought the free photo-sharing app Instagram for about $1 billion in cash and stock, with some observers now noting the possible competition between Facebook Camera and Instagram.

“While our acquisition of Instagram has not yet closed, [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg stated publicly that we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently.” A Facebook spokeswoman was quoted telling to LA Times also on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan last Saturday in his home at in Palo Alto, California, a day after Facebook made its initial public trading at Nasdaq that reached $42 per share.

Facebook Camera app screenshot
Image Credit: Facebook/Apple App Store

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