Instagram Adds New Color-Editing Features

Long gone are the days of uploading a photo straight from your smartphone to Facebook. Instagram is always adding new ways to edit your pics.

On Tuesday the photo editing and sharing app announced it will soon integrate options for adding different colors and fading the existing colors in your photos.

The new Fade tool "brings a quiet tone to your photos by softening colors," Instagram says in a blog post. Here's what the tool looks like:

instagram color fade

Want to add a tint? You can choose from red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, green, blue or cyan with the Color feature:

instagram color fade

The update is available for Android now and will be on iPhones within a few days.

As Business Insider's Jillian D'Onfro points out, with every addition of new editing tools, Instagram is edging out other popular photography apps -- like VSCO Cam -- which are often used in conjunction with Instagram. The company recently took a swipe at popular collage apps with its Layout app, released last month.