A few short months ago, Twitter rolled out inline previews of images shared through tweets. Now, taking inspiration from Facebook, the social media giant has unveiled its plans to make everything even more visual by adding fun new social features: multiple picture and photo tagging features. Embedded Tweets will support and display both photo-tagging and Tweets with multiple photos.
Twitter’s commitment to photo sharing just got serious. You are now able to add up to 4 photos to a single tweet, where previously, you could only share one. The photos you add to Twitter will appear as a four-part collage in your timeline and can be fully viewed upon clicking on any of them. The pictures are a little different in Tweetdeck. They appear to follow one after another in a more straightforward layout. With a simple update from Twitter for iOS app, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, users can now add their photos. For now, the multiple photos feature can only be uploaded using the iPhone, but Twitter says the functionality will follow for Twitter.com and Android soon.
Twitter Photo Tagging
Twitter also rolled out a tagging feature where you can tag up to 10 friends in a Twitter photo. The friend tagging feature is now available to everyone on Twitter and works almost exactly like it does on Facebook. Your tagged friends will receive a notification that they were tagged and can disable the tag if so desired. You can also disable tagging yourself by switching it off from your account settings. You can control whom you tag in a photo on Twitter but the default is that anyone can do this. Twitter explains below:
“Tagging people in a picture makes conversations around photos fun and easy. And tagging doesn’t affect character count in the Tweet — you can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still have all 140 characters at your disposal, making it easier to connect with your friends. If you’re the one being tagged, you’ll get a notification. You can adjust notifications, as well as who can tag you, in your Settings. ”
We will have to see what limitations Twitter sets on tagging, if any.
What do you think about Twitter’s new features? Let us know in the comments section below!
If you found this information helpful, be sure to check out our post “Why Local Businesses Should Care About Twitter’s New Nearby Feature”. The Organik SEO team is passionate about helping businesses grow by tapping into the power of social media and SEO. To discuss how we can help you grow your business, contact us today!