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New Twitter for Android Update Delivers Multiple Photo Uploads, Photo Tagging

March 26, 2014 - Written By Eric Abent

Frequent users of Twitter on Android have a couple of new features to look forward to. The social media company announced a new update for the service today, revealing that Twitter now allows users to tag other users in their uploaded photos. Facebook users have enjoyed this ability for quite some time, so we’re seeing Twitter playing a little bit of catch up at the moment. That being said, we’re sure Twitter users who upload a ton of photos will be happy the feature is finally available, despite the delay.

The announcement post on the official Twitter blog says uploaders can now tag up to 10 different users in their photos. The company points out that tagging people doesn’t count toward the 140 character limit, which is probably a good thing since we imagine tagging so many users would eat up a fair amount of the available characters. If you’re not too keen on the idea of being tagged in a bunch of photos, Twitter says you can change who can tag you in your Settings. That’s also where you’ll be able to change your notification settings as they apply to tagged photos.

Not only is Twitter adding the ability to tag other users, but it’s also allowing users to share up to four photos in a single tweet. Gone are the days of uploading a single photo at a time, as uploading more than one will now create a collage within the tweet. It seems like a pretty good feature for people who take and upload a bunch of photos, and Twitter says that tagged users and multiple photos will appear in embedded tweets as well.

While photo tagging should be available on Android right now, the multiple uploads feature is only available on iOS at the moment. Twitter says it should be coming to Android soon, but didn’t give a specific time frame for release. Just as well, it seems users on PC will have to wait for both features to arrive. The update adding photo tagging should be live on the Google Play Store now, so head on over there to either install the app or update it. As always, keep it here to Android Headlines for more!

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