I've often wondered why Twitter doesn't have its own photo-uploading feature — it seems like a no-brainer. And yesterday, the company announced that it would be rolling out photo uploading in the coming weeks, essentially cutting out the need for Yfrog and TwitPic completely. Recently, TwitPic has come under fire for allowing user generated photos to be licensed to a photo agency, so this news couldn't come at a better time for Twitter.
But wait, there's more — Twitter also announced an improved search function that adds videos and photos into hashtag or keyword searches right on the homepage. They even put together a little video to celebrate. Check it out after the break.