In an announcement on its official blog today, Twitter said that "photos just got more social." What has actually happened is that social just got more photos. In an update to both iOS and Android mobile apps, Twitter will allow users to tag each other in photos, with the ability to upload four photos at once starting on iOS and coming to Android and the web "soon."

Users will be able to tag up to ten other people in their photos, while maintaining all 140 characters for brief, micro-blogged commentary. When you attach a photo to a tweet, a new button labeled "who's in this photo?" will appear, as shown below.


As for multiple photo uploads, Twitter's post indicates that even without the ability to upload multiple photos, Android (and web) users will be able to view tweets with multiple photos.

Twitter says the update is rolling out starting today, so hit the widget and see if it shows up for you.

Source: Twitter Blog

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • ron

    Twitter developers clearly have no idea what they want to focus on. They test things on the beta channel for android and test other things (new profile page) on the iPhone then they release some completely different features to the stable channels.

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      Agree with that... I'm on the alpha channel and we didn't get those two features... what a bunch of twatts...

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        Yeah... first beta test was actually pretty huge, since then it's been downhill.

  • Sumit Grover

    And the Nexus 4 artwork... really twitter

  • Sumit Grover

    And the Nexus 4 artwork... really twitter