Twitter adds photo-tagging and ‘4 photos in a tweet’-sharing

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Twitter announced today its two (2) new mobile features that will make photos on a little bit more social. But before users can have these features, they must download the latest iPhone and Android app.

On their official blog, Twitter said, ?We?re rolling out two new mobile features that make photos on Twitter more social. One is photo tagging, which lets you tag the people in your photo; the other is the ability to include up to four photos in a Tweet.”

Tag up to 10 people in a photo/Share up to 4 photos in a single Tweet

?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,? Twitter said.

However, to avoid inconvenience in uploading and tagging photos, here?s what you must first know:

What are the size and file type requirements?

? Your image file size can be up to 3MB.
? We accept GIF, JPEG, and PNG files.
? We DO NOT accept BMP, TIFF, or animated GIF files.
? Your photo will be automatically scaled for display in your expanded Tweet and in your user gallery.

So, here?s how you can post and tag your photos on Twitter from Twitter?s Help Center:

1. From the web or an iOS device, click or tap the ?compose new? Tweet button. From an Android device, tap on What?s happening?

2. From the web, click Add photo. From a device, tap the camera icon to take a photo, or choose a photo from your gallery.

3. Once a photo is selected, you will see a thumbnail image (or file name) appear as an attachment. You can select up to 4 images to tweet at once.

Editing a photo?
If you are tweeting from the Twitter for iOS or Twitter for Android app, you can enhance, apply a filter, and crop an image once you select it.

Tagging people with a photo?
Tap Who?s in this photo? to tag people. Type in a full name or an @ username and then tap Done.

4. Type your message and tap Tweet to post your message and photo(s). Your Tweet?s character count will update to include the pic.twitter.com URL for your photo(s).

5. Tip: You can also send photos in direct messages.

Moreover, users can share a series of photos. According to Twitter, it will automatically create a collage on your twitter account. In addition, both photo-tagging and Tweets with multiple photos will display in Embedded Tweets. ?Just tap on a preview to get the full image and slide through the group. The ability to upload multiple photos is starting to roll out today on iPhone, and is coming soon to Android and twitter.com. Whether you?re on iPhone, Android or twitter.com, you can view Tweets with multiple photos.?


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