Photo-tagging can now be found on Twitter, allowing users to tag up to 10 people on the same image. Along with this, users on the micro-blogging platform can now include upto 4 images on the same tweet. Twitter has been working on several new features, amongst them 2048-bit encryption and perfect forward secrecy in reaction to state surveillance. A recent feature – DM encryption – has since been shelved.
An official blogpost, notes that a tweet’s 140 characters are not affected by photo-tagging. “And tagging doesn’t affect character count in the Tweet — you can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still have all 140 characters at your disposal, making it easier to connect with your friends.” – reads the post. The 2 features introduced around images will display in embedded tweets.
Upon being tagged by a friend, Twitter will send out notifications to the user. Users can determine how they receive notifications and who gets to tag them. This options are provided under Twitter’s security settings. The ability to run 4 photos on a tweet is available on Twitter’s iPhone app and will be rolled out to Android and Twitter’s website in future. Tagging is however available over all of Twitter’s applications.