Published on September 17th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


Today’s Nasty Twitter Rumor – No Third Party Image Services From Its Apps For You

Let’s be clear right from the bat here – this is purely a rumor at this point that started with Buzzfeed (so that it for what it is worth) and has spread really fast even this early in the day; but here’s the short form for you so you can get on with your day.

Twitter is apparently getting ready to remove all third party image uploading services from its official apps when they next get updated.

This of course is coming from “a person who was briefed on the company’s plans” and will affect all its apps on the iPhone, iPad, Android and other platforms.

This means the six alternatives to Twitter’s internal photo sharer; which includes: yFrog, Twitpic, Mobypicture, Twitgoo,, and Posterous, will be shown the door when Twitter ships their next app updates.

Twitpic founder Noah Everett said in the Buzzfeed post that while he can understand Twitter’s decision it is one that he really wishes wasn’t being made but with Twitter’s move to an ad supported revenue model they need to be able to monetize every part of their platform and this includes image uploading and hosting.



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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