It was expected that Twitter would launch its own photo sharing service, but surprisingly, Twitter has teamed up with Photobucket and have launched the new service. The service will allow users to upload and attach photos to Tweets directly from Twitter.com and its mobile apps.
Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service, today announced that Photobucket will power Twitter’s native photo sharing capabilities allowing users to easily upload and share photos directly in Tweets. This partnership reflects the synergy between the companies’ growth strategies and audience needs, delivering a simple, intuitive user experience for photo sharing.
All photos uploaded, will be tagged “powered by Photobucket”, and will link to a page that allows users to create new accounts or sign in to their Photobucket accounts via Twitter.
Twitter also announced its new version of Twitter search. The updated version will not only deliver more relevant Tweets and trending topics, but related photos and videos as well.
Additionally, if you’re a Firefox user, then you can type a #hastag or @username into the address bar to go to Twitter’s search results page.