Twitter users love photos and visual content, so why do many brands often fail to tweet photos? Timing might be a factor, but updates to Twitter’s mobile apps are threatening to overcome that obstacle. Twitter app photo sharing systems give marketers yet another forum to share their visual content.
The updated iOS and Android apps now allow users to tweet images within six seconds – a significant reduction from the older version’s convoluted upload process. Here’s how to utilize the new features.
Twitter App Updates: Full Previews and Simplified Navigation
The updated apps now allow users to see full previews of their photos instead of cropped versions. A new button will take the user straight to the photo gallery, avoiding the camera menu altogether.
Even though the changes may seem minor, they improve the overall experience of sharing photos on Twitter. Repetitive button pressing and menu navigation can be cumbersome, so incorporating instant image upload within the smartphone’s operating system blends in with Twitter’s ‘short and sweet’ nature.
Twitter App Updates: Multiple Account Management and Location Tagging
Further enhancements include the ability to see avatars and usernames while composing a Tweet, giving the user an idea of what their Tweet will look like once published. Multiple account users can appreciate this feature. Location tagging or removal of individual Tweets from the Tweet box is still possible within the app.
Some of the changes were platform specific: the Android update now allows the user to receive detailed notifications, while iOS users benefit from a better timeline view. Tweets can now be viewed full-screen in landscape mode, as the borders in timeline view have been removed.
Next Step: Synonymous Updating Across All Mobile Platforms
Based on how users respond to these updates, Twitter may incorporate the features uniformly across both platforms. These updates can be seen as another one of Twitter’s moves from predominately text-based to more visual-heavy.
Even though Twitter claims you can upload a photo in six seconds with these changes, it took us a couple of extra seconds – but we’ll forgive the difference. Check out a Vine video of Twitter’s new photo tweeting process, and learn more about rising above the noise on Twitter.
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