How to Upload Pics to Twitter

By Charlie Watkins

Twitter is a popular micro-blogging website that allows users to share brief notes or "tweets" to other users who follow them. In addition to "tweeting," you can also upload and share pictures from your camera or phone with ease. There are only a few brief steps and the entire process can performed within several minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Camera or phone with camera capabilities
  • Twitter account

Step 1

Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet and log in to your Twitter account. If you do not already have an account set up, all it takes to create one is logging in to the tab on the top right of the browser that reads "Sign Up." The following tab will walk you through the steps of selecting a Twitter handle and creating an acceptable password.

Step 2

After you have logged in to your account, open a new browser and visit a photo sharing wesbite for Twitter, such as Yfrog or Twitpic. The screen will ask you to allow Twitpic access to your computer. Click "Allow." Now pictures from your computer can be uploaded to Twitpic or a similar site.

Step 3

From the photo sharing site, click the button that reads "Choose File." A new window will open that displays the contents of your hard drive. Go to the "photos" section, or wherever you keep your pictures. Select the picture you wish to upload and click "Choose." The picture will begin to upload onto the site and let you know when it is finished.

Step 4

Enter your Tweet" into the word bank underneath, and make sure not to go over the alloted number of characters, or the tiny URL that is linked to your picture or pictures. Once you've written your caption or tweet, click the tiny URL to make sure the link works. If it works, click the button that says "Tweet" and your message and picture will be uploaded and shared with your followers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you use Twitter from your mobile device and want to upload photos from your phone, most Twitter apps will allow you to do so without visiting a photo share site. A small icon of a camera will be on your Twitter upload page. By selecting it, you will be able to scroll through your photos or take one on the spot, and upload it to the Web directly.