June 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM ET
With the upcoming Apple iOS 5, you may be able to instantly snap and share photos on Twitter.
Photobucket announced today that they'll be powering Twitter's own photo uploading and sharing feature. This means that Twitter will no longer need to rely on applications like yFrog for uploading pictures onto the social networking site.
Turns out, there's a second chapter to that story: TechCrunch and TheNextWeb note Wednesday that it's likely that the Twitter photo-sharing feature could be a part of Apple's upcoming mobile operating system.
Posting a photo on Twitter from your iPad or iPhone is currently a pretty tedious process. After you take a photo with an iPhone 4, for example, you can instantly email it, make it your wallpaper, print it, or text message it to a friend. What could be really handy addition to these options is a "Tweet this Pic" button, especially with the number of people snapping and slapping photos on Facebook and Twitter these days.
The new photo-sharing integration could be one of the cornucopia of new features that Apple will reveal at the Worldwide Developer's Conference next week in California. Our guess is, there'll be official word soon.