If you have been at any of my speaking engagements or watched any of my videos, you know how much I love the proactive approach to Twitter. Reaching out and individually engaging users is the best way to earn trust on the popular social media network – and now they have made it even more visual by adding multi-photo uploading and friend tagging to the mobile apps.
The 140-character limitation of Twitter forces the Twitter-verse to craft short, yet meaningful tweets to engage people swiping past them in their news feed. The addition of multi-photo uploading brings a function that Facebook and Google+ users have long been familiar with. The best part is, that the interface remains neat and tidy to the eye.
The tagging feature is long overdue, as before you had to waste some of your 140-characters on adding your friends’ Twitter handles to your image or tweet. Now you can tag up to 10 people in your images without using any of the 140-characters!
In the Trenches
Some great uses of this feature are creating connections at events. If you have a networking meeting, seminar, or conference you plan on attending – take multiple pictures with the guests and offer to tag them in the images. This gives you an excuse to connect with them on Twitter and you are providing them with media (the photos) that they can retweet and share.
A second use is when you want to post an in-office update, you can provide better visuals to help tell a (really)short story about how Sally just set the record for the number of sheets of paper shredded in 1-minute.
Twitter is more now dynamic with the ability to upload 4 photos, and tag 10 friends in them! Twitters one downfall was that it was mainly text, and lacked the visual oomph to make if eye-friendly. With the pre-IPO release of photos in the news feed and now multi-photo uploading and tagging, it’s shaping up to be a regular showstopper for your eyeballs!