With its latest update (and as we speculated yesterday), Twitter has removed all third party image services – which includes yFrog, Twitpic, Mobypicture, Twitgoo, img.ly and Posterous – from the latest update of its official apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.
As of right now, the only image service option you have with one of these official Twitter apps is Twitter’s own internal photo sharer, which is another step in the micro-blogging firm’s planned journey to an all-consuming media empire powerhouse. After all, ads on external photo services don’t pay those mounting server bills.
You’ll have your own views on this. I rarely upload photos using Twitter so it’s no big deal to me. However, what is a big deal is how my profile page looks, and this new update from Twitter has also unveiled Facebook-like profile cover photos… except they’re utterly, utterly hideous.