Twitter update adds photo sharing, bigger uploads

Twitter launched fresh versions of its iPhone and Android apps that will allow users to tag people in photos.

Users can tag up to 10 people in an embedded photo, says Twitter in a blog post describing the changes. Twitter users who get tagged will receive a notification. They can also go into settings and control who can tag them in an image. The tags don't count against the 140-character max used for tweets.

The update also lets users add as many as four photos in one tweet.

Of course, as many might notice, some of these changes are reminiscent of social networking rival Facebook. However, Facebook has borrowed a few tricks from Twitter, such as hashtags.

However, the changes to Twitter might be the beginning. According to The Next Web, Twitter might be experimenting with a replacement for the retweet. It will remain, but instead of calling it a "retweet," the report says some users can now "share with followers."

Twitter users aren't too thrilled about the possibility, based on this timeline from a CNBC reporter


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