How to download Twitpics on an Android

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How to download Twitpics on an Android
Twitpic allows you to upload photos to your Twitter account as soon as you've taken them. (Getty Premium images)

Twitpic could be the answer to your prayers if you're an Android device-owner who's ever felt frustrated about your inability to quickly and seamlessly share your personal photographs with your Twitter followers. Once you've downloaded the service's free app to your smartphone or tablet computer, you'll be able to share any pictures you take with your Twitter contacts as and when you see fit.

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  1. 1

    Make sure your Android device is connected to a Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G network.

  2. 2

    Tap the "Play Store" icon on your Android smartphone or tablet computer. This will typically be pre-loaded on the home screen of your device, but you may need to go via your "Apps" tab.

  3. 3

    Select the "Search" icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. This is represented by an image of a magnifying glass. Type in "Twipic" and tap "Enter." If you have Google's Voice Search app installed on your device, you'll be given the opportunity to search for Twitpic using your voice. Tap the "Microphone" icon to do so.

  4. 4

    Select Twitpic from the list of apps displayed. You'll be able to read a description of the app and user reviews. Tap "Install" and then "Accept and download." Twitpic will be downloaded to your device. A "Download" symbol will appear in the toolbar at the top of your screen.

  5. 5

    Go back to your home screen, tap your "Apps" icon and scroll through your applications to find Twitpic and open it.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also download Twitpic by navigating to the Google Play Store through a web browser on your Android device. Simply tap "Twitpic" into the search box at the top of the Play Store's homepage and follow the installation instructions.
  • You may incur data charges from your network provider when downloading apps through 3G or 4G connections.

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