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Facebook launches iPhone camera app

Screenshot of Facebook Camera app. Facebook

(CBS/AP) Facebook announced Thursday that the company will unveil a new camera app for the iPhone.

Simply called Camera, the app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store and works like most other camera applications for smart phones. To take a photo, you tap a camera icon in the upper left corner of your screen, aim and shoot. You can then add filters, crop or tilt your photo, and share it on Facebook.

Now users can share multiple photos at once, instead of one upload at a time. The app will feature a feed of photos from Facebook friends.

Facebook Camera is similar to Instagram, the photo-sharing app the social network is in the process of buying for $1 billion. The acquisition, however, has not yet been completed.