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Twitter Ups its Game for Photos

Twitter has released 2 easy to use updates this week to really up its game when it comes to uploading and sharing photos. Photo sharing has been an area that Twitter was lagging behind in, but we’re excited that you can now:

  • Include 4 photos in any one post (rather than only being able to post 1 photo at a time previously)
  • Tag up to 10 people in your photos

Including Up to 4 Photos Per Tweet

This update does exactly what is says on the tin. You can now select up to 4 photos that you’d like to tweet, and Twitter puts them together in a collage format for you:

Twitter Tagging

What is the benefit to you and me? You no longer need to select a single photo out of a great batch, and you can show off several images at once without overloading your followers’ timelines with your posts. There’s simply a bit more scope to be more visual and creative with your tweeting.

Tagging People in Your Photos

You’ve been able to do this on Facebook since the early 2000s, so it is a great but belated addition to the Twitter platform. Tag up to 10 people per photo while still having 140 characters to play with. Better late than never!

(If you are tagged in a photo, you will get a notification. You can can also specify your notification settings and who can/cannot tag you)

Twitter Photo Collage

What is the benefit to you and me? Primarily, it makes photo sharing more social and allows photos to have real value for outreach and visibility. It’s fantastic for relationship building and strengthening your connections, whilst not having to fill your tweets ‘@-ing’ everyone in the photo.

They’re catching up rather than leading the way, but well done Twitter – these updates are a neat addition.

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Paul Jackson

Senior Digital Marketing Consultant

With almost a decade of experience in digital marketing, both in-house and agency-side, Paul is a CIM qualified Chartered Marketer with expertise and a refreshing approach. Paul’s experience with a diverse mix of brands in a wide range of industries has allowed him to see first-hand the importance of a tailored and business-oriented approach to marketing.