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Twitter now supports interactive photos

Twitter now lets users link to interactive images in tweets, piggybacking off existing services that give options to annotate photos.

Twitter now lets users link to interactive images in tweets, piggybacking off existing services that give options to annotate photos.

A tweet by VIIPhoto with interactive areas embedded in the image. (Screenshot by CBSi)

Regular users of Twitter will know that linking out to services like YouTube or Flickr already gives the option to see content embedded in the tweet, rather than having to navigate to the website that the content originated from. As reported by PetaPixel, Twitter, in conjunction with ThingLink and Stipple, which offer ways to plug in extra content to images with an overlay, can now embed these images in tweets.

To get started with tweeting your own interactive images, you'll need to sign up to one of the services, then link out through Twitter as you normally would with any other form of content.

It comes hot on the heels of reports that Twitter will introduce Instagram-like filters for photos in the coming months.