How to Add Photos to Twitter

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How to Add Photos to Twitter
You must use a third-party website to upload pictures to Twitter. (computer image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com)

Sometimes, when using social networking media like Twitter, you want to post pictures in addition to your words. Unlike Facebook and Myspace, Twitter requires you to upload your pictures through a third-party website, and then either post directly to Twitter (through the third-party website) or copy the URL into a tweet and post that. Three of the websites that Twitter suggests that you use to upload photos are Twitpic, Yfrog, and TweetPhoto.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit a Twitpic, a picture uploading website specifically designed to upload pictures to Twitter, and create an account by clicking on the "login or create an account" button. Follow the directions until you have created an account.

  2. 2

    Pick an image to upload. Click the "browse" button underneath the heading "choose an image to upload." Find the folder containing your pictures and find the specific photo you want to upload. Photos are commonly stored in a folder called "pictures."

  3. 3

    Type in any message that you want to add in addition to your photo. Twitpic allows you to do this at the same time you are uploading your photo. Type your message into the box beneath the "add a message" heading. You have a 114 character limit on messages posted through Twitpic.

  4. 4

    Click the "upload" button. This will post your photo to Twitter. Information about uploading your picture via phone can be found on the right side of the upload screen.

  1. 1

    Visit yfrog, another picture uploading site. With Yfrog, you can also upload movies as well as pictures from a specific URL or webcam.

  2. 2

    Find the picture you want to upload. Click the "browse" button underneath the "upload" heading. Retrieve the picture from the folder containing it.

  3. 3

    Type in the message you want to add with your picture. Yfrog, like Twitpic, allows you to do this at the same time you are uploading your photo. Type your message into the box beneath the "your message" heading. You have a 100 character limit on messages posted with Yfrog.

  4. 4

    Click the "post it" button. Make sure that you have the "post to Twitter" box checked. You will have to allow Yfrog to update your twitter account. If you are not currently logged into twitter, you will have to type in your Twitter account name and your password. Once you are logged into twitter, click the "allow" button.

  1. 1

    Visit TweetPhoto, a photo uploading website that is comparable with Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and Foursquare.

  2. 2

    Click the "sign in now" on the upper right corner of the website. Choose Twitter from the pop-up box. You will have to allow TweetPhoto to update your Twitter account. You will have to sign in through Tweetphoto if you are not currently signed into your Twitter account.

  3. 3

    Click the "browse" button under the "upload a photo" heading and find the picture you want to post. Your photo has to have either a .jpg, a .jpeg, a .gif, or a .png file extension to post to TweetPhoto.

  4. 4

    Add your message in the "message" box. TweetPhoto gives you 104 characters to work with.

  5. 5

    Click the "upload" button beneath the message box. This will post your photo to Twitter.

Tips and warnings

  • If your photo is on a different website than those supported by Twitter, you can still attach it to your account by simply typing the URL of the picture into the Twitter box. The URL will be shortened when you send your tweet.

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