WordPress.com just announced that its users can now use the service’s Publicize feature to automatically send out a tweet whenever they post a new story. WordPress’s Publicize feature, which was only unveiled one week ago, already supported sending updates to Yahoo profiles via the Yahoo Updates service. WordPress uses Twitter’s OAuth mechanism to connect to Twitter. The Twitter updates can be customized and will use WordPress’ wp.me URL shortener.
For WordPress.com, this is an important update, as it brings it up to par with light blogging services like Posterous, which have made autoposting to Twitter and other microblogging services a core feature of their products.
More WordPress Updates: New Theme Viewer and PicApps Partnership
The WordPress team has been quite busy lately, besides launching Publicize, WordPress also unveiled a new version of its theme viewer last week and two days ago, WordPress also announced a partnership with PicApp that allows WordPress users to embed premium images into their blogs.