Twitter Photo Sharing Soon Coming To iOS 5

A good news for Twitter social networking users, soon Twitter is about to get into the photo sharing business. For this they might have found an equally impressive partner “Apple”, by way of iOS 5.

TechCrunch gave this news, which sees Twitter making the announcement at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this week. The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital confirmed the news.

Currently, on Twitter when users wishes to send a tweet with a photo, they must rely on a third-party solution. These include Twitpic, Yfrog, Instagram, and Flickr, to name four examples. Twitter itself is said to be getting ready to enter the photo sharing business itself and will do so with Apple.

According to TechCrunch:

We’ve heard from multiple sources that Twitter is likely to have a big-time partner for such a service: Apple. Specifically, we’re hearing that Apple’s new iOS 5 will come with an option to share images to Twitter baked into the OS. This would be similar to the way you can currently share videos on YouTube with one click in iOS. Obviously, a user would have to enable this feature by logging in with their Twitter credentials in iOS. There would then be a “Send to Twitter” option for pictures stored on your device.

We hope Twitter is one of many photo sharing options coming to iOS 5 and not part of some larger Apple-Twitter exclusivity agreement. After all, not everyone uses Twitter, but still would like to send photos using a third-party provider. Perhaps iOS 5 will also have integration with Facebook, Flickr, or Instagram too.

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