Flickr Rolls Out New Features For Twitter

In a move that further serves as a testimony for Twitter's soaring popularity, Yahoo-owned image-sharing website Flickr has announced that its users will now be able to share their images uploaded to its website on Twitter.

The integration would allow Flickr users to upload images on Twitter and Flickr simultaneously, or tweet about any Flickr-based image using exclusive short domain name.

In order to set up an account, users would require clicking on to “add a blog” page on the website, follow the given steps to authorise Twitter, and subsequently save the given email address to their phone's address book.

After getting done with this, users would just need to email the image to the provided address whenever they want to upload it; however, the subject line as well as the body of the email should include the Flickr title and custom Twitter message, and should be limited to 116 characters.

On the other hand, from the Flickr website, users would just need to click on to the “blog this” button given on the image page, doing this, the image will be uploaded on their Twitter and Flickr accounts at the same time; however, if users don't want others tweeting their images they simply can turn the button off.

and join more than 1600 other followers.

Our Comments

Twitter's clout is increasing by the minute. Flickr's move come as figures show that Twitpic is quickly catching up on established online image hosting services like Photobucket or Tinypic. With Facebook already threatening the livelihood of these services with its native image hosting features, Flickr cannot afford to let the Twitter opportunity go away.

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