Uploading Photos to Twitter

Twitter is one of the world's most popular social networks, connecting millions of users through a simple interface of 140-character messages, or tweets. The site has remained relatively unchanged since it first launched, but one popular addition to the range of services allows for uploading photos to Twitter.

Why upload photos?

Tweets are simple, 140-character messages that can be used to share information, links and more. They are a great way to connect with a wide group of users, and can help you reach out to friends and associates quickly and easily. One way to bring your message to life is to tweet a photo. The instant visual appeal of a photo lets you share something clever, funny or eye-catching, and it's now easier than ever.

Uploading a photo from your computer

Uploading a photo from your computer to Twitter is very easy:

  • Log in to your Twitter account.
  • Click the 'Compose new Tweet' icon, which is found on the top right-hand side of the browser (a square symbol with a quill inside it).
  • Type the message that you want to accompany the photo in the text box.
  • Click the camera icon on underneath the text box.
  • Find the photo you want to upload from the appropriate directory on your computer.
  • When you are ready, click 'Tweet.'

The photo will now be visible to other Twitter users as a link, which they can click and open on their own Twitter page.

Uploading a photo from your smartphone

Many Twitter users upload photos on the go by using a smartphone app. It's quick, easy and instant. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Twitter app on your smartphone.
  • Click the 'Compose Tweet' icon, which is found on the top right-hand side of the screen (a square symbol with a quill inside it).
  • Type the message that you want to accompany the photo in the text box.
  • Click the camera icon on underneath the text box.
  • You can now either take a new photo or choose one from the library on your smartphone. Select the option that you want to use.
  • When you have uploaded the photo, a preview will appear in the pane underneath the message.

In most cases, when another user opens this tweet on the screen, the photo will automatically appear.

Viewing other users' Twitter photo libraries

When you are following lots of people on Twitter, it can be difficult to find photos and images that they have uploaded. If you know the Twitter user, you can view his or her Twitter photo library via the Web site. Simply click on the username and go to his or her profile page. On the left-hand side of the screen, you'll to see a link called 'Recent images.' Click this, and you will be presented with a library of all the photos uploaded by the user that you can easily scroll through. If you are looking to develop a great photo library on Twitter, this is one of the best ways for people to view it.

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