Sometime “over the next several weeks,” users will be able to upload a photo and attach it to a tweet directly from Twitter.com. Naturally, the feature will be rolled out to Twitter’s mobile and desktop clients as well. The company says it’s working with international carriers to let users without smartphones upload photos over MMS.
In truth, the really interesting part of Twitter’s announcement has less to do with uploading photos and more to do with how the site is letting users interact with that constantly flowing sea of media. Starting today, any search that returns tweets with attached images will display “top images” in the sidebar. (Screenshots above and below.) Clicking “view all” pulls up a nice and elegant photo viewer.