Twitter rolls out two major new features

You’ll now be able to tag up to 10 people in a tweeted photo:

Tagging people in a picture makes conversations around photos fun and easy. And tagging doesn’t affect character count in the Tweet — you can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still have all 140 characters at your disposal, making it easier to connect with your friends. If you’re the one being tagged, you’ll get a notification. You can adjust notifications, as well as who can tag you, in your Settings. To learn more, read this Help Center article.

You can also attach up to 4 photos in a single tweet:

And now, you can also share a series of photos that automatically create a collage. Just tap on a preview to get the full image and slide through the group. The ability to upload multiple photos is starting to roll out today on iPhone, and is coming soon to Android and twitter.com. Whether you’re on iPhone, Android or twitter.com, you can view Tweets with multiple photos.

I’ve tested both of these features on the official Twitter app. They work. Not sure how much work is involved in adding these features in 3rd party apps. Hopefully, the Twitter team gave them some advance notice, so they can roll both features out quickly.



  • Gedeon Maheux

    Um, no (on the 3rd party app thing). Is there even an API for it?

    • Dave Mark

      Gedeon, I don’t know if there is an API, but if you hear, please let me know. I’ll update the post if I find out. I gather Twitter did not put the word out to devs before they rolled out these features?

      • Gedeon Maheux

        Not that I’m aware of. They haven’t let 3rd party devs know of new features for a very long time mainly because there is never an API to go along with them.

        • Dave Mark

          That sucks.