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Twitter Announces To Launch New Features - SRK - 04-17-2010

Twitter made the announcement at its developer conference in San Francisco yesterday.

During the conference, the micro-blogging network also announced that it will launch several new features, such as geolocation services, more official mobile clients, and its own URL shortening service, very soon.

With more than 100 million users, Twitter has joined the big league of social networks, like Facebook, which boasts of more than 400 million users.

Though Facebook gets most if its traffic from, Twitter gets around 75% of its traffic from third-party applications like TweetDeck or mobile clients. Twitter was not having its own official mobile apps till last week, but it has now bought iPhone client Tweetie and has also associated itself with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to bring an official client for that platform as well.

Twitter also announced that Google's Android mobile OS will also get its own official Twitter app very soon. The introduction of Geolocation on Twitter is set to increase the networking site's competition with other dedicated geolocation services such as Foursquare or Gowalla.