Microblogging site Twitter announced that it is rolling out new features: photo tagging and collage.
The photo-tagging service would make it easier for people to mention different people in the photo without consuming the precious 140 characters of a tweet. Tagged images will appear under the Notifications tab, like regular tweet mentions and favorites. Images would have a “who’s in this photo?” option in which users can mention other Twitter users.
The collage feature would allow more photos in a single tweet. Users could choose up to four images that the site would tile into a rectangle.
Twitter’s new features will start with the Android and iOS apps before it rolls out to the web service.
What about privacy?
The features come with a new section in the privacy settings. By default, the website allows photo tagging from anyone, but it will have the option of allowing only followed users to tag photos. On another note, users can also turn off the service altogether. Users can also remove photo tags.
Last year, Instagram offered the photo-tagging option too, while Facebook has been capable of the feature for a long time now.