Friday Fun Find: 4 photos in one Tweet & tag 10 people (Twitter functionality update)

Went to a bar crawl and took some selfies with your friends? Friends are now on Twitter and you wish you could tag them have a mini-album in one Tweet? Happy Friday Twitter fans, now you can. Yes you can now tag up to 10 friends in one image and also attach up to 4 photos in one tweet.

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Tagging people will not take away the 140 characters space for obvious reasons and even the collage of 4 images will be all the more fun to interact with on mobile devices. These features are also available in embedded tweets.

As a result of the tagging feature, the Privacy Settings have also been updated. You can choose who can tag you on Twitter.

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I spotted on my Twitter feeds that Curly, France is one of the first ones to use this feature. Curly followers @replied asking about the new feature as Curly successfully engaged their followers using this feature to tell a story to their followers featuring their product.

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I think this is a good simple move by Twitter to update its features and keep up with the tagging functionality Instagram and Facebook offer, one of the most used social networking apps on mobile and also adding a few photos to one tweet takes the mobile user experience to a realistic level considering the nature and usage of Twitter.

Looking forward to more brands using it in clever ways. Oreo has not used the 4 photos in one Tweet functionality yet but judging their last tweet, seems like Twitter has made a very good move with this feature. Oreo, update your tweets 😉

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An Animated GIF about Instagram

It is really interesting to note that it took Flickr about 2 years to reach 100 million photos, which Instagram did in about 8  months. It is not just the power of filters and adding effects that made it happen but the availability of an application that was good enough to become a default camera for the new generation!

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