Twitter’s has rolled out its photo-sharing and uploading service to all users, according to Twitter Public Relations representative Sean Garrett.
Twitter’s photo-sharing service is powered by Photobucket, allows users to attach images to tweets from the web-based Twitter.com app.
The feature was announced at the very beginning of June, allows users to add images to their tweets. Users will now find a camera icon on the bottom of the “What’s Happening?” box on Twitter.com. Clicking it will let users select a picture to upload, which they can then preview before sending it to the world. Images will appear as shortened links that begin with “pics.twitter.com,” along with a thumbnail of the attached picture. Images can be flagged if they contain sensitive or illegal content.
Users will not be able to see images from Protected accounts.
Users who feel ambitious can add a hashtag to their images and the images will show up in Twitter’s new fleshed out Photo and Video search feature, visible to the right side of your tweet pane when you click through to search for hashtags. You can also use the shortcuts “sv” and “sp” to search for photos and videos directly from the Twitter.com homepage.
Twitter isn’t saying when mobile photo uploads will be available in its Android and iOS apps, but we suspect that the ability to tweet directly from the iPhone camera will waiting for the launch of iOS 5 in the fall.
Twitter’s new photo sharing service might hurt or potentially even kill off photo- and video-sharing services such as yFrog and TwitPic. Twitgoo, however, is a Photobucket product and is likely part of what’s powering Twitter’s new feature.
Right now, the service can only be used for sharing images. Video-sharing capabilities are supposedly still in the works.
Check out the screenshots we took of Twitter’s photo sharing feature