01 Jun '11, 11pm

Twitter launching photo-sharing service (via ST iPhone App)

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES (California) - TWITTER said on Wednesday that it is adding a photo-sharing option for its users, a move that could deal a blow to existing services such as Twitpic and yfrog. Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo also announced at the All Things Digital technology conference here that the San Francisco-based service was upgrading its search function. Twitter will begin allowing users to upload pictures and attach them to 'tweets' directly from Twitter.com, Mr Costolo said. 'It's part of the native data of the tweet,' he said, adding that the decision to launch a photo-sharing service stemmed from a 'need to remove the friction of adding photos to Twitter.' Twitter said that its official mobile applications will also provide a photo-sharing feature and the service will be available in the next several weeks. As for search, Twitter said it will begin show...

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