Twitter recently laid the groundwork for an explosion of tweet creativity. Now users now have the ability to post up to four photos in one post. Twitter calls this a “Photo Collage.”
Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- First, you need to make sure you have the latest version of Twitter for iPhone: 6.3 (there’s no support on Android or Twitter.com)
- Open Twitter and select the photo icon. You can also select the camera icon if you plan on taking your four photos from inside Twitter.
- Select the first photo (the one that will appear in the upper left corner). That photo thumbnail now appears in your tweet draft. The first photo you selected will be labeled “1.”
- Select the photo icon again. All the photos now have a radio button selection option. Now select the photo you want in your upper right corner, label “2”. Continue and select your lower left photo, “3,”and then “4” label.
- To see your tweet draft again, you’ll need to hold and drag down on the image gallery.
Twitter does not show you a preview of your collage and you’ll only see the first two images in the draft tweet. If you post your tweet, you’ll see an image link, but your followers will see your collage. Twitter collages will appear as a four-square grid on the iPhone and Twitter.com, but as a series of vertical photos in TweetDeck. You’ll notice that Twitter.com and Twitter for iPhone significantly crop the top and bottom of the photos, so you’ll need to keep your subjects in the center of the frame. The edges are not cropped, so you can “connect” photos that way.
Have fun with the new Twitter feature.