Facebook Photo Filters to Rival Instagram?

Social media juggernaut Facebook is believed to be planning on adding a bunch of photo-filtering features to its mobile application sometimes in the foreseeable future.

Apparently, it seems like the primary motive behind the company’s opting for such a move is the eventual outcome of its age-old desire to attract users from the massively popular photo sharing platform Instagram.

Facebook has already finished most of the development work on these new features - at least that is what The New York Times reveals through its report. The New York Times report was citing inputs taken from two unnamed engineers from within the Facebook team. The engineers have revealed that the new features won't come as a stand alone app, but rather will be new features added onto the existing app.

However, the pair of engineers also revealed on the condition of anonymity that Facebook is planning to introduce at least 12 photo filters.

“Facebook will also try to introduce new styles of filters with the hopes of drawing users away from other photo apps. The engineers also said that Facebook attempted to acquire Instagram over the summer, but to no avail,” New York Times noted in its report.

The engineers have revealed, "has been ready for some time."