You’ve most likely heard the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and it appears that Twitter would agree. It is now possible to tag multiple photos in a single tweet.
Twitter Tagging Photos
Twitter 6.3, the upgraded version of Twitter, brings multiple features which are expected to make use of the site more engaging. The most interesting among them is the ability to tag multiple photos in one tweet.
Twitter now allows users as many as four images in a single tweet and up to ten people tagged. The thumbnails of the photos you are planning to upload will appear in the Tweet composer. To see these photos full screen, simply tap them. You can also swipe each of them to move to the next image. The four images will appear in collage form in your tweet.
Express Yourself Beyond 140 Characters
The limit anyone can use to express his or her thoughts on Twitter is 140 characters. So will the images take up some of the character space permitted? No, images are not counted under the characters so users can add images and, at the same time, express their thoughts in 140 characters.
Easy to Remove Tags
Not only can you easily tag individuals in photos, as displayed below, but you can just as easily remove them. Just tap on the image to get a detailed view of the tweet. An ellipsis sign occurs at the end of the tweet and you can click on it to see the “Remove tag” option.
Monitoring Your Profile
Users have the option to monitor Twitter tagging in images. You can visit the security settings of Twitter and set up who can and cannot tag you in a photo. You can selectively view and choose existing tags to determine the ones you want to keep and the ones you want to remove.
A More Powerful Social Media Platform
Allowing more images in tweets takes Twitter a step closer towards becoming even more social.
But the question remains: With the increasing changes, has Twitter’s metamorphosis towards becoming another Facebook already started?
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“Allowing more images in tweets takes Twitter a step closer towards becoming even more social.”
I’d say: “Allowing more images in tweets takes Twitter a step closer towards becoming even more..”..like Facebook.
So yes, to answer your question, the morphing’s already begun, and not just with photos either.
Yes! In fact, the new design of Twitter is also making it more akin to Facebook now.
How common is the tagging at the moment? Have you tagged someone yet?
Martin, tagging is probably one of the most common things now. As you already know with Facebook that it is one of the best ways to attract the attention of your friend. That is why Twitter in including this now.
I love the new images on Twitter. I think it makes tweets stand out more plus they look good on your profile. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it is hard to display photos if you are tweeting from a third party software.
Yes Aira, this problem with tweeting from third-party software still exists. However, I feel Twitter might take care of that too. And quite soon.
Yes I think now twitter will be more powerful than before. Twitter now is challenging facebook with the new photo tag feature.
Yes Chawki, especially because of the similarity in the design now, Twitter will pose great competition to Facebook now.