Twitter Announces New Photo Hosting and Media Search Features

Twitter today has introduced a new photo hosting service and media search, as explained on their blog:

One good search can take you #anywhere.

Today we’re starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It’s never been easier to get a sense of what’s happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.

140 characters, now worth 1,000 words.

Millions of people share photos on Twitter every day. We’re going to make that easier than ever. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be releasing a feature to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from And of course, you’ll soon be able to easily do this from all of our official mobile apps. A special thanks to our partner Photobucket for hosting these photos behind the scenes.

Rumours yesterday mentioned possible native twitter integration with upcoming iOS 5. Could this announcement by twitter be somehow linked to next week’s WWDC? Let’s wait and see…