How to Tweet Photos

By Will Conley

If you recently joined Twitter, you might notice other Twitter users embedding photos directly into their tweets. When you click the arrow on a tweet containing a link to a photo, the photo shows up on the right half of your computer screen. You do not even need to leave the Twitter website. You can duplicate this trick. Just use a compatible third-party image-sharing service like Twitpic, Plixi or yfrog.

Things You'll Need

  • Photos on your hard drive

Step 1

Open a Web browser and go to a Twitter photo-sharing website. For the sake of simplicity, this article will use the very simple Twitpic, one of the most widely used Twitter photo-sharing services, according to Twitstat.

Step 2

Click the blue "Sign in with Twitter" button. Enter your Twitter username and password.

Step 3

Click "Sign in" or "Allow." This grants the Twitter photo-sharing service access to your Twitter account.

Step 4

Click "Upload Photo or Video."

Step 5

Click "Browse" to select and open a photo from your hard drive.

Step 6

Type a message into the message field. This gives context to your photo so that others will know what the photo is "about."

Step 7

Click "Upload" to upload the photo to the Twitter photo-sharing service and automatically share it on Twitter. Twitter users can click the link in your tweet to view the photo outside the Twitter website, or they can view the photo right inside the Twitter single-tweet view.

Tips & Warnings

  • Not all photo-sharing services embed photos directly inside Twitter. Experiment with the hundreds of available services. See "Resources" for suggestions.