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Flickr Makes it Simple to Post Photos on Twitter

The most popular way to post photos on Twitter has become the photo hosting service Twitpic. But what about that photos that you have loaded on Flickr? Is there a way to get those pictures over to Twitter? Flickr had has ignored Twitter in the past. But that is about to change. Flickr has quietly corrected its oversight by providing a new method of cross-posting your uploaded images to your Twitter stream.  Rather than adding a new tool, Flickr added Twitter to a list of options on the “blog this” link that appears next to each photo.

While you’ll need to give Flickr permission to access your Twitter account, it has implemented this account verification using Twitter’s new OAuth support, so there’s no need to give away your Twitter username or password. Just follow the link provided to Twitter, give Flickr permission, and its done. Once that is set up, the “blog this” option will offer a link to post to your Twitter account.

The compose screen has all the basic things you need to to post to Twitter — photo preview and character count. This method may seem a little cumbersome if you have quite a few photos to upload, which is why Flickr will also offer an e-mail posting address that will automatically push multiple photos onto Twitter.

Keep in mind that Flickr’s new Twitter feature is labeled as a beta. Though no problems have been reported so far, be aware that there may be bugs that exist.



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