Twitter Announces Photo Sharing With Photobucket, New Search Capabilities

Filed as News on June 1, 2011 11:59 pm

Twitter Photo SharingTwitter on Wednesday took some time at the D9 Conference to officially announce their new photo sharing and hosting service and to talk about a new search architecture for their social network.

Twitter has announced that their images will be hosted by photo hosting website Photobucket and that users can upload their photos using both the online option or through the use of Twitter mobile.

As you’ll notice in the screen capture below the photo option is as simple as clicking on the blue camera button and then choosing the photo you would like to add to your Tweet, that photo is then displayed as a link on your Tweet, much like we’ve seen in the past from TwitPic and other Twitter photo sharing systems.

Twitter Photo Upload

Adding to the new photo sharing and hosting feature Twitter also announced today that they have overhauled their site search architecture. In addition to browsing for tweets, keywords and trending topics users can now also search for pictures and videos that will appear inside standard user searches.

Twitter also announced that they plan to release a “non-smartphone” photo sharing feature, although they have only said that more news will be provided in weeks to come.

Here’s a closer look at Twitter’s new features:

Will you be taking advantage of Twitter’s new search and photo sharing features?

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