7 Cool Photo Sharing alternatives for Twitter

alternative tweetphoto

TwitPic is currently the most popular and largest image sharing service for Twitter. Due to its popularity, there are also popular twitter clients that have built-in support for TwitPic. Now what if we need something alternative than TwitPic? There are some applications that worth a try?Here I’m talking about the possible TwitPic photo sharing application alternatives that counts.




alternative pikchur


Pikchur is a simple service that updates your social networks / micro-blogging platforms with pictures! No need to signup! Just login with one of our many supported platforms and start sending your Piks today!




  • Social posting to multiple social networks such as twitter, facebook, tumblr, friendfeed and many others at the same time
  • Private posting options
  • Pikboxes or categories
  • Geotag photos
  • Supported by Seesmic Desktop Client

Pikchur Website





alternative Plixi


Plixi is a service for sharing pictures around people, places and events and creating collective memories. Plixi allows users to instantly share their photos to popular social networks through mobile devices and on the web.

Plixi specializes in providing an innovative open API, and mobile SDKs, to the developer community of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more to come. The platform empowers third-party application developers to quickly add media sharing capabilities and other unique features to their applications without incurring the resources to build, innovate and manage a media sharing infrastructure. Proving the power and scalability of the platform the company’s website is architected using the same open API offered to third-party developers..



  • Upload photos via mobile phone and the web to Plixi
  • Share through Twitter, Facebook and many others
  • Favorite the photos you like
  • See who views your photos; favorites your photos, comments on your photos
  • Track how many people looked at a photo
  • Automatically geo-tag photos sent from a GPS enabled phone
  • Use an integrated URL shortening service, http://pic.gd
  • Filter photos by Twitter or Facebook friends
  • Self-moderate comments
  • Search tagged photos throughout the site
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds by user or tags

Plixi Website








alternative yfrog

yFrog comes from the owners behind well know photo hosting service ImageShack and it is very simple to use. Upload, log in with your Twitter account, share and that’s it. Simple and fast. yFrog is also supported by The most popular Twitter desktop client TweetDeck and Seesmic.

yFrog Website





alternative picim


pic.im is a new and cool service from tr.im for sharing images within services like Twitter. Like tr.im, pic.im collects and then presents cool graphical reports for your shared images, such as how many times they were visited, from which locations, and referred by which websites. With pic.im you know exactly how many people clicked to see your images, and from where.

If you share images on Twitter, pic.im is not only the best name, it is one of the shortest. And because it is 100% integrated with tr.im, if you have an account at tr.im, you already have a pic.im account, and vice-versa. You can combine all your URL sharing needs in one place.

Pic.im Website





alternative twitgoo


Twitgoo is another simple photo sharing tool. You login with your Twitter login, the interface mimics pretty much of Twitter web interface, except that you can attach photos to your tweets. This is also supported by Seesmic Desktop Client

Twitgoo Website


Update: Twic.li


This topic supposed to hold 5 sites but this site also rocks. Twicli is a free service that allows users to upload both photos, audio and videos through the Twicli platform and display them to their friends on Twitter.

Twicli has been designed with user experience in mind. We want the site to look and feel like Twitter offering a seemingly seamless transition from one site to another.

Users can upload photos and videos and comment on each, these comments are then broadcast on twitter via the means of @replies. The Twicli frontpage features the most recent content uploaded by Twitter users.

Twicli is powered by Picli’s social photography technology alongside integration with the brilliant Twitter API.

Twicli Website



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Personally I love the concept of Pikchur, Twicli and TweetPhoto. What’s your take? Do you know other cool and useful TwitPic alternative photo sharing tool? Let me know, I will update the list accordingly. You can find me on twitter @ruhanirabin if you want to let me know of any alternatives too. Don’t forget to share your comments.

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Show 24 Comments
  • Duncan May 10, 2011, 5:51 pm

    thanks for this.

  • snipps January 31, 2011, 12:45 am

    the Virl link doesn’t work or the site has transferred

  • remove Disk Helper January 17, 2011, 3:32 am

    Wow, thanks for your great sharing:) I can share pics on twitter now.

  • Kyle Webs October 21, 2010, 6:05 pm

    PixelPipe.com is another, it’s very similar to Pikchur, excepts easier to spell. I can’t decide which I prefer, but I do like when the photos are actually uploaded to the other sites, rather than just a link.

  • forexhug October 7, 2010, 11:10 am

    thanx for sharing

  • Suede Pumps September 20, 2010, 10:09 am

    That’s the great article! I just pass ‘n read it, two thumbs up! ;)

  • Marketing News May 26, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Thanks a lot buddy, I've an E-commerce site contains huge list of product images, I will use Yfrog and upload all images. Thanks, I didn't knew Yfrog before.

  • Martin May 20, 2010, 5:43 pm

    http://twipik.com is pretty good, however I feel it's similar to Twitpic.

  • Horses For Sale May 16, 2010, 8:30 pm

    Thanks i like it because by this site we can share picture and other information and others.

  • Rockstarsid April 19, 2010, 8:45 am

    Twitpic was all I knew.. sheesh too many out der after checking out the comments O_O

  • yousufrafi March 6, 2010, 3:01 am

    lovely sharing… i was really bored with the usual Twitpic

  • gisnap December 23, 2009, 9:10 am

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  • Ruhani Rabin December 23, 2009, 2:13 am

    Amar, I will gonna take a look into it :) thanks :)

  • Amar December 23, 2009, 2:02 am

    Awesome list of applications… I would like u to add another tool for sharing Photos along with audio and video on twitter called tvider.com…which i use regularly…it supports mobile as well for media sharing…

  • Seo Services October 5, 2009, 6:29 am

    Good post thanks for sharing these as currently i use only TweetPic because my Twitter client is supporting this so i have check out other too .

  • Ruhani Rabin September 26, 2009, 8:00 am

    Gonna take a deep look into it.. thanks a lot for letting me know :D

  • pcrampton September 25, 2009, 2:28 am

    There's also http://twitsnaps.com/ which lets you group photos with a hashtag; just like on Twitter. Any user uploading photos with the same hashtag will see a complete collection of all photos using the same hashtag.

    Let's try using #140tc –

  • Ruhani Rabin September 24, 2009, 7:09 am

    cool! i'm gonna go and have a look!

  • Arkiel September 24, 2009, 6:56 am

    You forget to tell about Virl. (http://virl.com)
    It's intuitive, simple, pleasant and multi-fonction. The best I can suggest.

  • tuvinh August 27, 2009, 1:58 am

    I recommend to use http://folext.com @FolExt lets you share photos on Twitter

  • DesignGoggles August 18, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Is there a twitter photo share service that will only allow my twitter friends to see photos I post?

  • dews July 26, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • featureBlend July 14, 2009, 4:44 am

    Nice list Ruhani, you can also post from FLICKR now too and from the mobile –> http://bit.ly/3tUsT ! Funny how the web changes so quickly!!

  • Nitesh patel July 13, 2009, 3:33 am

    nice post they are really awesome