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Twitter Lets SMS Users Share Photos

Twitter just announced that users can now post photos by attaching them to simple SMS messages. The feature is available on many popular carriers, and the post says they’re working to bring on more.

SMS has always been an important part of Twitter’s platform, especially in places with low smartphone penetration. It’s possible to follow, tweet and view account info using only SMS. Adding photo sharing via SMS lets mobile-only users in on another part of the full Twitter experience.

The announcement follows yesterday’s slew of Google Plus updates, which included significant improvements to the mobile experience, including photo sharing (for smartphone apps) and SMS support (without photos). This small but important Twitter update keeps the simple social network ahead of the pack on letting regular cell phone users participate. Now the whole world can share photos (once all the carriers sign on).

Last month, Twitter added automated galleries for a user’s last 100 tweeted photos, visible from the Web view, which display shared photos more prominently and help provide a quick sense of a user’s view of the world.

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