Last week Twitter announced a big update coming to iOS (iPhones/iPad) Twitter apps and that it would soon roll out to Android as well. Perhaps it’s the pressure to keep those Instagram-loving teens hanging out in Twitter Town a little more, or just to stay out front of the visual social trend, but through its mobile apps we can load up to FOUR photos in a single tweet. This will be great for sharing more than a single photo from events or better yet it will be great to keep everyone from posting 4 tweets in a row, each with photos. I can see this being a wonderful feature for realtors wanting to share photos from four different homes or four different rooms in a house and asking for a vote of which is a favorite, A-B-C or D. This would also work well for a business sharing product photos. I guess the possibilities are endless…just look at Instagram!
Twitter also announced that we will have the ability to tag people in a photo without taking up all the space in the tweet typing their username. This is HUGE! How many times did you want to add a photo AND tag someone but just couldn’t fit it all into your message without removing every vowel leaving it looking like a Wheel of Fortune puzzle?
Remember these will only work when loading content from the Twitter app from your mobile device. If you are not seeing these features available you may need to go into your apps and upgrade the Twitter app. Android lovers, like myself, will have to wait a little longer for it to come our way, and perhaps they will add it to the website loader soon as well.
How will you use these new features, or will you at all? Tell us in the comments below.
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