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Twitter Begin Rolling Out User Galleries

Twitter rolled out “User Galleries,” a new feature that should make the process of searching (and finding) images shared on Twitter a lot easier.

“User galleries on Twitter aggregate the images you’ve uploaded in your Tweets into an organized page where you can view all of your most recent images. The images included in user galleries can come from Twitter, yFrog, TwitPic, Instagram and other image sharing services supported in Twitter’s details pane,” explains Twitter.

If your account has been grated access to this feature, you’ll now see a “Recent Images” content section on your (or any) Twitter profile page, and it has a “view all” links that leads to the gallery. (See the images for an example.)

However, there are some limitions associated with the new feature, according to Twitter the technical limitations of User Galleries includes :

  • User galleries will display up to 100 most recent images in your Tweets, in chronological order.
  • Video thumbnails will not be included. Tweets with video links will not be included in user galleries.
  • Images in Tweets will not be displayed if the Tweet was sent before January 1, 2010.

User Galleries Grid View:

User Galleries Detail View:

Navigating User Galleries:

  • User galleries can be found on an individual users’ Profile page.
  • Clicking on View All will open the user gallery in your current window.
  • There are two different options for viewing the galleries that can be changed in the upper right-hand corner of the gallery once it’s opened:
    • The grid view will show you thumbnails of all images we’re able to display.
    • The detail view will show you the most recent image, complete with the body of the Tweet displayed below it and thumbnails for other images above it.
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