Twitter Expected To Launch Photo Sharing Service This Week

Twitter may soon launch its own photo uploading and sharing service, probably within the week, multiple sources have reported.

The rumors hint at a formal announcement being made by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo at the upcoming D9 Conference in California.

The new service is expected to be based on the twimg.com, the company Twitter acquired last year in July. If these reports are true, Twitter will enter the highly competitive photo-sharing market against established utilities such as Instagram, Yfrog and Twitpic, to name a few.

This March, Ryan Sarver, product/BD, Platform Team at Twitter said while addressing the company’s developers forum, "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."

The micro-blogging platform has yet to make an official statement on the issue. So, Twitter enthusiasts will have to wait until the D9 conference for confirmation.

This move is in line with Twitters recent acquisition of TweetDeck; Twitter is clearly trying to take greater control over user experience at least partially through the acquisition of third party Twitter-based apps.