Twitter's Direct Photo Sharing Feature Goes Live
The site has teamed with photo site Photobucket to host the images. Twitter confirmed that all EXIF data will be removed from the image when it's uploaded, reducing privacy concerns.
The site isn't going to offer galleries of photos initially, but their help page did state that user media galleries will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Those galleries will allow others to see the images a user has shared on Twitter.
Those galleries will also include images shared on Twitter via other photo sharing services such as TwitPic and yfrog. Those, and other Twitter photo sharing services, were taken aback by Twitter's June announcement, although they were probably not taken by surprise.