Is there something new on Twitter, or has it been there all along?
Do you use Twitter? I do, but I am still trying to figure it out. I’m not sure if I’ve just been totally oblivious - or if perhaps a new feature has just been added - but I just made a huge discovery...
... I can now add photos to my tweets on Twitter!
When I first started using Twitter, it was my understanding that a tweet was limited to 140 characters, and did not include images. I have been using Twitter for a while now this way, tweeting out my blog posts each day, and occasionally sharing other posts that I find interesting.
but Twitter both baffles and intimidates me! I struggle with figuring out the etiquette; and I just don't understand when to re-tweet, who can see my replies, and what favoring a tweet really means. There have been days (weeks) when I've avoided checking my Twitter account, because I knew there were probably things there I should deal with, but I just didn't know how! (My sincere apologies to anyone who hasn't received a timely reply or follow from me - and I promise to try to do better in the future!)
Back to photos on Twitter. I had noticed, of course, that some tweets had photos posted with them. I always just assumed this was either a paid option, or required some sort of an app that I did not have. Then, just a little bit ago while I was composing a tweet on my computer, I noticed a camera icon below the posting area. Was this something new, or had it always been there? How had I missed it?
It was so simple. I clicked on the camera icon on my phone, and a prompt appeared asking for permission to access to the photos on my camera roll. Once I set this up, all I had to do was upload the photo of my choice from my camera roll, and suddenly my tweet included a photo!
|This was my very first Twitter post to which I added an image.|
How have I been missing out on something so easy? Do you add photos to your Twitter posts?
If you are not already following me (SusanF_mt) on Twitter, I would love it if you did!
In case the photo makes you hungry, you can just click here to learn more about the Tomato Tart in this photo of my Tweet!
Do you have any Twitter tips to share?
I sure could use them!