Social networking and microblogging service provider, Twitter has introduced a new image upload feature to its web version, allowing users to upload pictures along with the regular texts in their tweet.
The new feature will be rolled out for other platforms including the native mobile apps as well at a later stage. So that means Twitter users across all smartphone and tablet platforms can soon expect this functionality on their devices through native apps and the HTML 5 web version as well.
Twitter has developed an API (Application Programming Interface) for the new functionality but has kept it under wraps and may release it for app developers once the roll out completes for the web version.
Twitter has also set out guidelines for the usage of this functionality that will be common across all platforms as and when the service is rolled out on them. Although there is no limitation laid out for the number of pictures that can be used or uploaded using this feature there is still a 3 MB file size limitation added to keep the service up and running at all times.
Twitter also has plans to make public galleries of all the photographs that are uploaded by a user but only with due permission and that too at a later stage only.
As for now, tablet users like the iPad should keep checking their web version of twitter.com because with the HTML5 version out in the market already it will be the one to get the functionality after the web roll out completes for all the users.