Twitter updated its photo capabilities, introducing tags and the ability to add multiple images to a single tweet.
Facebook improves its News Feed. Getty opens up its photos for embedded, non-commercial use. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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Twitter made several updates to its apps late Tuesday, including the ability to send photos via direct message.
It’s the first time that users will be able to send photos via DM, adding a new level of interaction for Twitter fans. Twitter also added a new tab to find those direct messages right away.
Twitter’s Jeremy Gordon, senior director of product engineering, blogged the news Tuesday night:
Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.
Google+ users will now be able to search through their photos more easily, thanks to an update that Google rolled out today that connects the social layer to the search bar and enhances the process with a new technology that recognizes pictures by their contents instead of their captions or tags.
If a geek wearing Google Glass winks at you, he might also be snapping a picture for posterity, according to code unearthed by a developer using the Reddit user name Fodawin. The code indicates that the eyeglass-shaped computer may soon support integrate gestural controls, including allowing users to take a photograph by simply winking.
Tumblr has turned on a feature that allows users to post self-shot photos of themselves from their browsers.
Earlier this week, Google+ quietly started supporting uploads of full-resolution photos from desktop computers in addition to Android smartphones.
These days there are so many ways to share your photos and videos—via email, on Facebook, on photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa—but none are truly ideal for sharing photos privately with your family. Familio aims to solve this problem with a new app for Android, iOS and the web that makes it easy to share family photos and videos in a safe, private environment.
An infographic from Chute sheds some light on why social networks are battling over photo uploads, filters and displays: Photos are the dominant content on the sites.