Twitter have recently announced changes to support multiple photos per tweet and tagging of people in photos, changes that bring their service even closer to Facebook/Instagram.
What saddens me is the continued shift away from the original concept of a tweet being entirely encapsulated within 140 characters to fit neatly in a SMS. It’s easy to see why, but photos and tagged users will be hidden in a tweet’s metadata rather than being part of its body.
It’s expected that [Twitter will include the new features in the public API](
Twitter’s @vivian calls hashtags & @s “arcane”: “We are working on moving the scaffolding of twitter into the background” @cwarzel
As the above [tweet suggests](