To post a photo in a Tweet:
- Click the blue Compose new Tweet button.
- Click or tap on the camera icon.
- Select the image file you want to upload; if you’re tweeting with a smartphone, you will also have the option to take a photo.
- Once a photo is selected, you will see a thumbnail image (or file name) appear as an attachment. Your Tweet’s character count will update to include the pic.twitter.com URL for your photo.
- Type your message and select Tweet to post your message and photo.
- Tip: You can also post photos in direct messages. Click here for more information.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the size and file type requirements?
- Your image file size can be up to 3MB.
- We accept GIF, JPEG, and PNG files.
- We DO NOT accept BMP, TIFF, or animated GIF files.
- Your photo will be automatically scaled for display in your expanded Tweet and in your user gallery.
How many photos can I post in a Tweet?
Twitter allows users to upload one image per Tweet. Additionally, we'll only display one image from third-party apps, though you can include as many links to third-party hosted photos as you like.
How do I delete a photo?
You can delete a photo by deleting the Tweet that contains it. Once a Tweet is deleted, the photo will no longer be available from Twitter. However, please note that it may still be cached in some browsers and servers.
My Tweets are protected. Are my photos protected, too?
Only approved followers will be able to see photos from accounts with protected Tweets.
What happens to the Exif data for my photo?
We remove the Exif data upon upload. It is not available to those who view your photo on Twitter.
Will all images appear in search?
Photos included in public Tweets may show up in Twitter search results. Photos posted in protected Tweets and deleted photos will not show up in search results.
If I protect my Tweets, what happens to my photos?
- Your photos will still be viewable by your approved followers.
- Photos previously shared by you when your Tweets were public will display an error message to those who do not follow you.
- If you don't want anyone to see your photos on Twitter, you should delete the Tweets containing those photos.