San Francisco: Twitter has launched a new camera button, allowing its users to post a photograph within the body of a tweet without the use of a third party photo-sharing site.
Twitter users can now post a photograph within the body of a tweet by merely clicking on the small camera icon appearing below the tweet box.
The icon then takes users through to their files, from where they can browse and upload the photo of their choice.
A third-party company, Photobucket, hosts all photographs on the site, the Telegraph reports.
According to Twitter’s help centre blog, the users can continue sharing photos using third- party photo-sharing services.
However, the launching of new camera button will be a cause of worry for Twitter’s third party developers, as these tools were previously provided by only other companies.
Twitter’s Chief Executive Dick Costolo had announced earlier that the new photo-sharing service will “remove the friction from adding photos to tweets".
Since the roll- out of new camera icon is gradual, only certain users have access to the new application, which is only available on Twitter’s latest version.
Twitter has said it will remove all EXIF (exchangeable image file) data from all uploaded photos to protect the users’ privacy.