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Twitter Updates Search Feature To Support Images, Videos

Twitter has updated its search feature with support for photos and videos on its search results.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), Twitter said that from now on, whenever users search for a particular piece of information or topic, apart from relevant tweets, they will also see a list of related photos and videos uploaded by users.

The company said that it will be rolling out a new feature in the coming weeks that will allow users to attach photos to their tweets directly from Twitter plans to extend this functionality to mobile apps as well. Twitter said that it had partnered with photo sharing platform PhotoBucket for this feature.

Twitter also announced a new search partnership with Mozilla Firefox that would allow users to type #hashtag or @username directly into the address bar to go to a search results page.

The company also plans to make photo sharing easier for non-smartphone owners by partnering with mobile phone carriers to allow them upload photos on Twitter via MMS.

“We're really excited about our new search and photos experiences and can't wait for you to try them. We believe both make a huge difference in making the world feel even smaller,” the company said.