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Latest Twitter Update: A Treat for Social Snappers

Photos on Twitter just got four times more fun! Since rolling out the integrated image sharing service back in in 2011, everyone has a photo to share! From astronauts in space to photos of your breakfast.

Now, Twitter has stolen a few tips from rival Facebook, allowing tweeters to share up to four photos per tweet and tag up to ten people per image – without affecting the character count. Yippee!

Image from https://blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-just-got-more-social
Image from https://blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-just-got-more-social

Great news for social tweeters (tag all of your pals…well some of them, if you have more than ten) and even better new for brands!

Tweets with images get 18% more clicks, 89% more favourites and 150% more retweets than those without according to a study. With that in mind, I wonder how different these stats will be for tweets with multiple images and multiple ‘taggee’s.

No more awkward collage edits to squeeze images into one. And no more cutting down a tweet to three characters to tag everyone involved in the image. That’s got to be a great thing, right?

I hope so. I hope we don’t see brands abusing it and targeting unsolicited ads at people. Or spammers tagging people in pics to sneakily get their attention.

Image from https://blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-just-got-more-social
Image from https://blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-just-got-more-social

It seems that Twitter has really thought this through. Not only can you control who is able to tag you, you can also take control of the notifications you receive related to pictures you’re tagged in. Huzzah! You can find out more here.

I think it is great. It’s only going to encourage more natural conversations, involve more people in these conversations and make it easier to enjoy tweeting and sharing what’s happening in your life, or business.

And, with control over who can tag you/when you’re notified, it’s not going to unnecessarily add to the number of times your iPhone chirps each day. (Social brand managers will know how little anyone needs more of these ‘chirps’ – although it’s a good sign that your social campaign is working, it’s not a nice sound to hear at 3am!)

What do you think?

 

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