Twitter’s on a tear lately. And, while not all new (Facebook-esque) updates do much for me, their recently integrated native photo hosting (via Photobucket) is a win. As is the brand spanking new photo gallery feature, released to my account just this AM.
Within a user’s profile page, like mine, towards the upper right you’ll now find a filmstrip of recently uploaded photos (assuming you’re logged into Twitter). From there, you’d click on “view all” to be presented with a photo gallery (here’s my grid) of the person’s 100 most recent uploads. Each photo thumbnail can be clicked to launch a larger image and the corresponding tweet. And what makes this killer, for Twitter users, is how it aggregates uploaded photos from multiple hosting services – the aforementioned Twitter, Photobucket, yFrog, Instagram, and my general go to of TwitPic.
The presentation is relatively simplistic. But that’s always been an appeal of Twitter. Having said that, I’d prefer some gallery theme variation/options and I quite appreciate TwitPic’s counter that Twitter hasn’t implemented with their own photo hosting or these new image galleries.