Twitter Debuts New Photo Sharing Integration and Improved Search Ahead of iOS 5 Introduction

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twitter today announced the debut of two new features: photo integration and improved search capabilities.

    On the photo front, Twitter has partnered with Photobucket to allow users to attach photos directly to their Tweets rather than having to rely on third-party image-hosting services. The capabilities will be rolling out over the next several weeks to and the company's official apps, and the company is working with mobile carriers to allow photos to be sent via MMS.


    Twitter's improved search capabilities will bring increased relevance for results and also include related photos and videos directly on the results page. Twitter has also partnered with Firefox to integrate hashtag and username searching directly into the browser's address bar.

    Twitter's new features are interesting given rumors that iOS 5 will include substantial integration with Twitter, specifically including the new photo sharing service. While Twitter obviously has made no announcements regarding such capabilities, we may hear more in just a few days as Apple previews iOS 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

    Article Link: Twitter Debuts New Photo Sharing Integration and Improved Search Ahead of iOS 5 Introduction
  2. cooldaddybeck, Jun 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011

    macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Ahhhhhh, chatroulette makes it's debut in iOS5.

    Twitter sucks, but I'll probably post pics to the tweetiverse if it's a one-touch option. Seriously though, how long before the wang outweighs the usefulness? It's just a still-version of chatroulette...
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
  4. macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2010
    Looks real good, just hope they don't attempt to own the rights to photo's like Twitpic. Or was that why they did this...
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2006
    The video clip on twitter's blog entry shows people taking pictures with iPhones. Anyone else think that clip will be updated next week with shots of people then uploading those photos right from the Camera Roll in iOS 5? Seems like they shot the video like that, then edited those specific shots out and replaced them with the computer shots.
  7. macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8J2)

    And this related to iOS 5 how? So if there were no iOS 5 twitter wouldn't have introduced such service? Thats what I got by reading the title.

    And I thought Apples data center appearing on google maps was lame...

    And yes, I read the article.
  8. macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    Meh, Im not a big twitter user nore do I care about it that much. its not a big deal y is twitter and apple blowing it up like its a huge thing? twitter sucks
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
    I hope there's a lot more to iOS 5 than Twitter sharing. :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
  12. Guest

    Good Grief! That music in this video is horrible!!! Nay I say down right deplorable!

    Sometimes people try too hard to be as uplifting as Apple when they use music in their work, but this... ouch... my brain hurts after this and I couldn't even watch the entire video through without killing the... let me say that again... KILLING the sound thanks to this bad pick of music they attached to it.

  13. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    All I want is the ability to attach photos to regular web forms.
  14. macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Twitter is sort of a big deal. Are you the same type of person who said "Well, this Facebook thing will never take off"
  15. autrefois, Jun 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011

    macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Where can I get me one of them Twitbooks? :p

    I think these features look like good additions for people who use the Twitter. I don't think it's a coincidence that this is happening right around when iOS and/or Lion appears to be getting some level of Twitter integration.

    As long as this integration would be done smartly in iOS and Lion (e.g. not listing Twitter in contextual menus as a choice unless you have this option activated somewhere in preferences), I don't see a problem with it.
  16. macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    What's wrong with Photobucket? Always worked lovely and quick for me, and iOS app works easy and quick also. what's the problem?
  17. macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Will twitter die already. If I could, I would spray DDT on the twitter bird, so that when they lay their eggs, the shells would be too weak to survive.
  18. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Photobucket is slow and their web/desktop interface is annoying. Too many steps just to be able to view the original picture. My desktop is 1280x1024, yet they display a near-thumbnail-sized image by default.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    I like it. its a smart move and ill definitely use it
  20. macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
  21. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    If I were the Twitter bird. :D

  22. macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    I agree, muted about 10 seconds in. Really really bad.
  23. Guest

    Yep, what once might have been cute and energetic, is now annoying and repetitive ;)
  24. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    Brett Dennen is awesome, I saw him live by chance one night, just amazing
  25. Consultant, Jun 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011

    macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Photobucket only allows certain amount of downloads before it's disabled.

    Twitter probably negotiated for some kind of unlimited deal though.

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