Here’s What Twitter Should Do To Make Photo Galleries More Useful

twitter-user-gallery-featured I like the new user photo galleries that Twitter started rolling out yesterday. They'll make photo search and discovery much easier, especially for those of us who've scattered our photo uploads across TwitPic, yFrog, Mobypicture and other photo services. But I'm also hoping that the product Twitter launched yesterday is a shell of what it'll be six months from now, or a year from now. Because there's so much more that Twitter can and should do with these User Galleries. Here's a look at one Twitter user (me) would like to see: 1. Stop archiving images that I retweet via the "old sty [...]

Twitter User Galleries Start Rolling Out Today

Twitter has begun rolling out User Galleries, a new feature that should make the process of searching (and finding) images shared on Twitter a lot easier. The galleries will show images -- but not videos -- that are shared on Twitter via many of the major photo upload/sharing tools, such as TwitPic, yFrog, Instagram and Twitter itself. (Twitter began accepting direct photo uploads earlier this month.) If your account has access to the new feature, which was first spotted by SplatF, you'll see a "Recent Images" content section on your (or any) Twitter profile page, and it has a "view all" [...]

Twitter Taking Direct Photo Uploads, Will Create User Media Galleries

Twitter says it's planning to create "user media galleries" that will house all of the media a user shares on the service -- including items uploaded and shared via other services. The news comes at the same time that Twitter has begun accepting direct photo uploads via the interface. As Mike Cane pointed out, some Twitter users are now seeing a pop-up window on their Twitter home page that introduces the new feature. Here's how it looks for me: The "Learn More" link leads to Twitter Help Center page that tells more about the company's plans for user media galleries: [...]

Up Close With Twitter’s New Photo Sharing Feature

share image on twitter Earlier this month, Twitter announced that it would be rolling out its own photo sharing service. I found this enabled for my own account last week and today got a formal message about it. So, I thought a close look at how it works might be useful. Use The Camera Icon For Photo Sharing Right now, I only see the feature through the website, not through the official Twitter apps I use for the iPhone, Android or the iPad. Below the tweet box on the website, there's a camera icon that appears for those with access to it: Click the camera icon, and you can select an image from your [...]

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