Today we’re releasing an update to the mobile apps that introduces photo uploading. You can now take a picture on your device’s camera, or choose from your camera roll, and upload it straight to IRC.

Get the updates now for Android and iOS.

For the initial release we’re using imgur to store uploads, and if you’ve got an imgur account, you can connect it in the app settings to make sure uploads get saved to the right place.

Behind the scenes, we’re working on a more complete upload service to let you upload more files from more platforms, but we wanted to let you start uploading photos straight away, and imgur on the mobile apps was the quickest way to get that done.

Let us know how you get on with uploading from the apps and what sort of files you want to see us support in future.