Twitter’s love for images was visible from the day it had launched bigger visuals on its 140 character network. To boost more engagement on visuals, Twitter has now announced two new mobile features for its Android and iOS apps: photo tagging and multiple photos in a tweet, reports TNW.
Twitter says both these features will display in embedded tweets and both the new features are gradually being rolled out.
Photo Tagging feature allows you to tag up to 10 people in a photo. Best of all, tagging doesn’t affect character count in the tweet: regardless of how many people you tag, you still have all 140 characters at your disposal.
However, if you are one of those who hate being tagged, then Twitter allows you to control it. If you get tagged in a photo, Twitter will send you a notification since the default option is set to “Allow anyone to tag me in photos.” You can adjust notifications, as well as who can tag you, in the service’s Settings and Privacy section.
The second feature of multiple photos in a tweet allows you share up to four photos in an automatic collage. The ability to upload multiple photos is starting to roll out today on iPhone, and is “coming soon” to Android and Twitter.com.
To view multiple photos, just tap on the preview to get the full image and slide through to see more. Viewing multiple photos is available now across Android, iOS, and Twitter.com.
With these new features being rolled out, it is becoming evident that Twitter is no more just a micro blogging site, it is a social network in itself. Photo Tagging which made Facebook popular has been cautiously used by Twitter, giving an upper limit of 10. Multiple photos and tagging in one tweet mean happier times ahead for brands since Facebook is no more giving any organic reach.
Whatsoever, get prepared to see more images along with conversations on Twitter. Do you like it?