Twitter is an amazing platform for sharing short bursts of information, both meaningful and mundane. Twitter is clearly becoming one of the most important ways for people to share content. But how many words can you fit into a 140 character tweet? If you could include images, the answer would be at least a thousand, right?
Because Twitter doesn’t directly support image attachments, a large number of third-party services have sprung up to fill that need. There are a lot of these, and new ones seem to appear almost daily. Here are six of the best tools to share images from your computer or mobile phone to your Twitter account.
- Twitpic: Twitpic is the largest and most popular image sharing service on Twitter. It also has some popular celebrity users, like Grant Imahara from Mythbusters.
- TweetPhoto: Competing with Twitpic will definitely be a steep, uphill battle for any other Twitter photo sharing service, but TweetPhoto offers a numbers of compelling features, such as stats, geo-tagging, favoriting, and Facebook integration, that make it a worthy competitor.
- Pikchur: A multi-platform app, Pikchur lets users share images automatically in multiple places, including Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, Tumblr, and Flickr. Sign up is optional, meaning you can get started very quickly.
- Twitgoo: Borrowing the look and feel of Twitter, Twitgoo asks its users, “What are you lookin’ at?” It is integrated into a number of third party apps, including favorites like Tweetie for Mac and TwitterBerry.
- yfrog: Since yfrog comes from the guys behind ImageShack, you can bet it is going to be extremely simple, with a singular purpose in mind. Upload, log in, share — that’s it, but that’s all you need, right?
- Picktor: Like Pikchur, Picktor helps users more easily share photos across multiple social sites. The new dead-simple Twitter image sharing service they launched last month uses Twitter’s oAuth implementation, so you rest easy knowing your login credentials are safe.
Update : Recently in an official blog post Twitter announced that they will be launching an official Twitter service to share photos right from Twitter.com and other official Twitter mobile clients. This news comes out as one big blow for all major twitter photo sharing service like Twitpic, yFrog and many others. Though from a user perspective, this is going to be very handy as now you can upload photos directly from official Twitter site.
Here is an official video from Twitter regarding Twitter photo sharing service.