Twitter Web Finally Introduces Native Photo Sharing – Coming Soon To Mobile Apps


If there has been once glaring omission to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, it has always been the absence of native photo uploading. This is where hundreds of 3rd party photo uploading sites jumped in to pick up the slack, allowing users to share food pics quickly and easily. Well, after 5 years Twitter web has finally made available native photo uploading.

Jumping onto Twitter.com you’ll notice a handy little camera icon when you go to compose a tweet. Pics are limited to 3MB file sizes and if you uploaded the wrong pic (I’m looking at you, Hailey Williams) you can simply delete a mischosen pic by clicking the little “x” next to it. All your uploaded photos are currently being hosted by Photobucket (remember them?) and will appear as a pic.twitter link next to your tweet.

In typical Twitter fashion, uploaded pics will be made public and for the Twitter elite made searchable using hashtags included in your tweets. If this makes you nervous, don’t worry. Users who have their accounts protected will also have their uploaded pics protected as well.

But what good are all these pics if they’re lost in the Twitter abyss? Well, Twitter plans on launching user Galleries in the near future that will attach all of your uploaded pics to your profile and even aggregate them from other photo uploading services like Yfrog and Twitpic. This will borderline turn Twitter into a full-blown social networking site and prove some stiff competition for sites like Google+ and Facebook.

Twitter will soon extend this native photo uploading functionality to their mobile apps as well, so be on the look out for that. Of course, as soon as they do, we will let you guys know. Happy tweeting! Oh- and feel free to follow me: @Gamercore

[Via TechCrunch]


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Storage for photos is the one thing Facebook has over twitter.

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