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Facebook plays favorites, blocks Instagramlike app Vintage Camera

  • By Anna Ella
  • Published Yesterday

Is Facebook pulling a Twitter? The social network is sitting pretty when it comes to photo-sharing thanks to its acquisition of Instagram, as the app just reached the 100 million user milestone, but there are reports surfacing that Facebook is starting to block Instagram competitors. Specifically, French app developer Presselite recently discovered that its popular photo app, Vintage Camera, has been blocked by Facebook. So what gives? New apps need access to users’ outside social profiles if they want to hit widespread success; the ability to have content made with its app shared on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere is crucial to growth. So with Facebook deciding to block all photo uploads from Vintage Camera to its user’s Facebook pages, you can see why Presselite was outraged. And so were its users, as the BBC originally reported.unblock facebook Vintage Camera definitely has hints of being Instagram-like, but tries to put its own stamp on the genre (really, that’s tough for any filter app out there now that Instagram has sufficiently dominated the space). But at the end of the day, Vintage Camera is a photo app that uses filters – just like Facebook’s billion dollar baby, Instagram. Vintage Camera’s user numbers, which sit at a respectable 8 million, might also make Facebook uncomfortable. It’s no 100 million, but its a relatively young app and could be enough to make Facebook nervous.get on Facebook Presselite attempted to appeal Facebook’s sudden decision, but was met by a brick wall. While the French company claims that Facebook is silently killing off its competition and burying any traces of them, at least on Facebook, the social network says otherwise.facebook proxy Apparently Vintage Camera was receiving “strong negative feedback,” which merited shutting off the app’s pipeline to Facebook. Presselite’s co-founder Antoine Morcos says that isn’t the case, telling us the app has received minimal negative reviews. More specifically, users were uploading between 1,000 and 3,000 photos, and only 0.03 of users had anything negative to say, according to AppAdvice. On the app’s page in the Facebook App center, it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. http://www.myfbproxy.com/facebook-helps-fbi-bust-cybercriminals-blamed-for-%24850-mln-losses http://www.myfbproxy.com/twitter-launches-photo-color-filters-to-battle-instagram-facebook http://www.myfbproxy.com/facebook-royal-phone-scandal-highlights-new-media-risks nopicture-3869583



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