Twitter has dropped the option for users to choose a third-party image hosting service, forcing people to use their own Photobucket powered hosting service.
Previously Twitter had options for its own service and other image hosting services such as yFrog, TwitPic, Mobypicture, Twitgoo, Posterous, and img.ly. But now only Twitter’s own service remains in a move that is meant to provide a “consistent” experience for their users.
TwitPic founder Noah Everett spoke with BuzzFeed saying that he understands Twitter’s actions but wishes things could be done differently. “They’re trying to control those eyeballs on their apps, they’re an ad-based company, they make money that way.” Everett said.