A popular social network announced Wednesday that it’s adding new photo tagging and collage features.
It’s no $2 billion purchase of a virtual-reality gaming company, but the update will have an impact on Twitter’s 241 million users who post to the service each month.
The change lets you tag up to 10 people in one photo. Previously, you could work around Twitter’s lack of image tags by just mentioning people from the photo in the tweet itself.
But with precious few characters to work with, that could gobble up a lot of tweet real estate, especially if you were taking crowded groups selfies.
Image tagging is not an original idea.
Facebook has offered photo tagging features for a long time and Instagram added its own photo-tagging option last year.
Twitter also is now making it possible to pack more images into messages with a new collage option that lets you share up to four photos in a single tweet.
Select the images and it will tile them into a neat rectangle.
Previously you would need a third-party app to make a collage.