Twitter unveiled a new feature this week called user galleries. A user gallery puts your pictures front and center on your Twitter.com profile (much like an album on Facebook). That’s a huge bonus for real estate professionals and I’ll tell you why!
The last 100 photos you’ve posted on Twitter will now be showcased on a single page. That means real estate professionals can finally show off properties in one place! You’re still going to have to post the pictures as individual tweets, but they’ll now all appear in a single photo gallery. That should make life much easier for you and your clients.
You might not have a user gallery yet, but it’s coming. Twitter is currently adding user galleries to profiles. You’ll soon find “Recent Pictures” with a link that says “view all” directly under your follower/following count on Twitter.com (click here for an example). All you have to do is click the “view all” link to open the user gallery.
Here are a couple of helpful pointers to keep in mind:
— You don’t have to do any extra work. Everyone is getting a user gallery attached to their account. That means the only thing you have to do is keep posting pictures (or start tweeting photos if you haven’t already).
— Your clients have to be signed into Twitter to see your user gallery. That makes it even more important to grow your audience on the social media platform.
— An image you manually retweet will be added to your user gallery, but a picture you retweeted with the Twitter retweet button will not.
— Tweets with video links will not be included in user galleries. They are currently for pictures only.
— The only way to delete a picture from your user gallery is to completely delete the tweet from your timeline (and in many cases you’ll have to delete it from a third-party service (TwitPic, yFrog, etc.) as well).
Click here for more information on user galleries.
Twitter has recently introduced other updates that aim to better showcase photos and videos on its site. Earlier this month, Twitter rolled out its image-sharing service, which allows users to upload photos from Twitter.com, then include them in their tweets as links.
All of these changes should make life easier/better for real estate professionals (and we all like the sound of that)!
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