Image galleries available now for Twitter users

Posted by David Khoirul

image galleries on Twitter update photos pictures album images tweet postFinally Twitter has its user galleries. Any photo posted on Twitter through its new photo- uploading tool, or using a third-party photo-sharing service such as TwitPic, Instagram or yFrog, will soon be featured in an image gallery on your Twitter profile.

Beginning Monday, Twitter is rolling out user galleries, a feature which displays the 100 most recent pictures the user has uploaded by way of Twitter from supported photo- sharing services - dating back to January 1, 2010.

Galleries will live on a user's profile and highlight a few recent images. A visitor can click the view" all" button to see even more images in either a grid view showing image thumbnails or a detail view highlighting the most recent image and the text of the tweet that was shared along with it.

This improvement will surely change how Twitter profiles looks. With equal billing to images shared via third-party app makers, galleries will serve to remind users that Twitter is not just a place just for 140 characters but it's also for images.

At launch, galleries will be image-only. Carolyn Penner, Twitter Communications Manager, said that on Monday users can start seeing the update.

In its Help Center, Twitter offers some tips on how to use its new "galleries" feature.

Twitter users should understand that manually retweeting a tweet with a link to a photo in it will add the image to their gallery. User must delete the entire tweet to remove a photo from the gallery.

Twitter says:

Delete the Tweet that contains the image; it should be removed from your timeline and your user gallery. Note: If your image is being hosted on a third party service such as yFrog or TwitPic and you delete the Tweet the image will be removed from your user gallery but will still be available on those services so you'll need to delete the image from there if you'd like to remove it from the internet entirely.

via Mashable, Huffington Post


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