Photobucket has forged a new partnership with microblogging giant Twitter.
On Friday, Photobucket announced that it will power Twitter’s native photo sharing capabilities. And when it comes to pictures, Photobucket is the sage atop social media’s hill. With 100 million users and more than eight billion uploads, Photobucket has become the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service.
As a result, Twitter users can now easily upload and share photos directly in Tweets. According to Photobucket, “This partnership reflects the synergy between the companies’ growth strategies and audience needs, delivering a simple, intuitive user experience for photo sharing.”
Often times, a picture can convey a depth of meaning more significant than just words alone, and the most iconic stories and lasting memories of our lifetime have been conveyed visually. Millions of people have used Twitter to share, discover, and communicate around meaningful experiences through 140 character Tweets. Now incorporating images helps users tell a richer and more complete narrative. Photos on Twitter, tagged “powered by Photobucket,” will now link to a page that allows users to sign up for or sign in to their Photobucket accounts via Twitter to further edit, share or save their photos.
“Photobucket is the category leader with regard to reliability, size, offerings and scalability, and we are ready and able to best serve the growing number of Twitter users. Photobucket extends and enriches the Twitter experience, and we look forward to building on this collaboration with Twitter to better serve the needs of our joint audiences,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Photobucket. “This partnership is just one example of how companies can easily build upon the Photobucket platform to extend their brand vision and product offerings.”