With the release of Windows Phone 7.5, A.K.A. Mango, one of the new features was integration of Twitter into the People and Picture Hubs. Up to this point it has worked just fine but it would only display text Tweets, not those with attached images. It looks like this has changed now.
I started noticing yesterday on my Focus S that when I view the what’s new section in the People Hub that Tweet with photos started actually displaying the photos. This morning I checked the Pictures hub and sure enough, under what’s new, I see Tweets with photos.
This highlights once again the effort Microsoft is making with Windows Phone to bring all of the social elements of the users life front-and-center in the phone experience. I for one love it and have to say, with the integration of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Windows Live in Windows Phone, I rarely open the native apps (in the case of Twitter and Facebook) on my phone. There really isn’t much need.
Let me know if you are seeing this as well on your Windows Phone. Re-Tweet me at @clintonfitch on Twitter or leave a comment here on the site.