Twitter to Stop Supporting Third-Party Image Hosts in Official Apps

Twitter to Stop Supporting Third-Party Image Hosts in Official AppsBuzzFeed

A month after amending its API, Twitter once again plans to introduce a sweeping change that will affect a large number of companies that depend on the microblogging service. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter will soon stop supporting third-party image hosting services in all of its native apps. 

This means the six image service options currently official through the Twitter app will no longer be available. As John Herrman of BuzzFeed's FWD says, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: 

"The change is consistent with Twitter's gradual transformation into a sort of hybrid platform/media company, and brings the service in line with its closest peers and competitors: images uploaded in Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram's official apps are hosted on the companies' respective servers." 

Still, we're sure the developers aren't going to take this news well. 

[via BuzzFeed]

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