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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“Sync. Tweet. Save” by American Express

Ever thought Twitter hashtags could save you bucks? Well American Express is making it happen with their “Sync.Tweet.Save” offer for their US customers. This is a part of a bigger campaign by American Express under the name “Sync.Explore.Save” with Facebook and Foursquare offers also as on https://sync.americanexpress.com/

Twitter users with American Express card are required to sync their American Express card with their Twitter account to start taking part in the offers. You have to be on the look out for #amex followed by the offer name eg. #amexcoffee #amexbeach and to take part all you have to do is just tweet that offer hashtag and when you swipe your American Express card the offer will be automatically redeemed on your card.

Such an idea is tapping the growing mobile payments behavior and giving people serious reasons to use mobile for payments. Why I am mentioning mobile here is because you need a smartphone to use Foursquare, Facebook & Twitter apps to take part in these offers on-the-go with Amex. This saves the headache of printing coupons, remembering codes and saving eCoupons etc. It is seamless and such payments are on their way to becoming a part of daily life for many smartphone users and Amex has certainly made a smart move here to offer benefits to their customers on-the-go!