Twitter’s photo-sharing feature also lets you search for media. (OLI SCARFF)

To add a photo to a tweet, users simply have to hit the camera button in the lower left-hand corner of the message pane in the service’s Web client.

Photos and videos will also come up in searches on the right-hand pane. Images are hosted by Photobucket and can be up to 3MB.

The option has not yet rolled out to the site’s mobile apps, giving an advantage to existing photo apps such as TwitPic and yfrog, which have built their business model around adding multimedia to the micro-blogging platform.

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