It’s been a long time coming, but Hootsuite has finally announced today that they are letting users have the ability to post images DIRECTLY to tweets sent to Twitter. Instead if having them uploaded to their ow.ly service
This is great news. Images attract much more engagement on tweets. And the image being directly hosted on Twitter means your photo is seen right within the Twitter home feed and can be tapped to view a larger image without linking to ow.ly to view it.
Here is how to set it up. You will have to do this for each Twitter account in your Hootsuite account.
1. Login to Hootsuite
2. Click your profile picture circle in the top left corner. To show all your connected accounts.
3. Find a Twitter account you want to change settings on, and hover over it, click the gear icon and click the change settings link.
4. You’ll see a section for image upload settings. By default it is set to use ow.ly but it’s now a dropdown you can change. Click it and change it to pics.Twitter.com
5. Save and repeat for all your Twitter accounts.
Images will now directly post to Twitter.