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How Do You Get A Pic To Show Up In A Tweet?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by redrubies, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    I feel like an idiot. I can code a website from hand and I can't get a darn picture to show up in a tweet. Everything I read said to just click on the camera and upload the pic. When I do that, it shows up as a link in the tweet. It also says "image will show up as a link." Twitpic didn't make it show up in the tweet either. How do other people on twitter get their pics to show up right under their tweet?
     
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    Those are the instructions that I have been following, and the pic shows up as a link. But other people have pics that show up right underneath their tweets. Here's an example. https://twitter.com/cnn Scroll down to the tweet about Apple's new headquarters. The pic is under the tweet. In the tweet is the url to the pic. Mine always has the url, but no pic underneath.
     
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    You need to apply for Twitter Cards and add the meta data to your website - dev[dot]twitter[dot]com/docs/cards[/url]
     
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    Like i said that picture came from the HTML on the target link. It's not embedded in the tweet, Twitter got it from the metadata on the target page.

    <meta content="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131119144629-apple-campus-story-top.jpg" itemprop="thumbnailUrl" property="og:image"/>
     
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    aa746 Newbie

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    Yeah twitter cards are what you are after https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards
     
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    THANK YOU!!! I don't know how I never found that url with all the searching that I did on this. Thank you too Bart! I get it now.
     
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    Yup Twitter cards tend to improve click rates on tweets, I don't understand why more people don't use them...
     
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    I can't get it to work. The code is just like it should be. Googling the problem is showing that their verification system is always down and very buggy. Lots of people are having the same problem.