You may have noticed expanded images in twitter feeds. Photos have just got more visible. Twitter have also made it easier for you to ‘reply, retweet or favourite a Tweet without leaving your timeline; you can tap to do that right inside the Tweets you see in your timeline’. Like this:
However, this will only work with photos and videos from Twitter itself. So Vine videos or images hosted on pic.twitter.com. You still will have to click through to see Instagram and Flickr images. In effect, to get the best photo visibility on twitter you need to use their own services.
It’s easy to share photos with your circles on G+ already, but now you can share images and albums by adding email addresses of non G+ users. This is attacking one of Facebook’s core offerings of sharing sets of images privately. You can sync photos with Facebook but compared to what Google+ offers it’s pretty weak. For example, you’re limited to 2GB on Facebook where Google+ starts you off with 15GB of free full-resolution photos and unlimited storage of “standard size” images. And if you need more space, you can just buy it. Google+ helps you find your best photos with Facebook you have to do all the hard work yourself.
Download both app updates and have a play.
All sounds good and all sounds very threatening to Facebook’s current position as the go to site for photo sharing with family, but, and it’s a big BUT, everyone is on Facebook. If I want my nan to easily see photos of my kids, Facebook is where she is at. Me sending her links telling her to go to a new site she just wont do. It’s a trust thing.