Twitter announces new photo-sharing feature

2011-06-02 07:22

Los Angeles – If a picture is worth a thousand words, Twitter users got a hefty bonus.

Dick Costolo, the chief exective officer of the popular microblogging site, announced that users would now be able to include photos in their tweets, a major change from the limited 140-character messages that Twitter was known for until now.

“A native photo-sharing experience will be rolled out to 100% of users over the next couple of weeks,” Costolo told the D9 Conference in southern California.

The new service, which Twitter is launching in conjunction with photo-sharing website Photobucket, will replace services that have so far been offered only by third party services such as Twitpic and Yfrog, which allow photos and videos to be directly connected to tweets.

In addition, the new service will allow photos and videos to be directly viewable on Twitter without needing to leave the site.

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