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How to get better Twitter reach and followers with these 3 new tools

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Are you using Twitter to get more leads and clients? If so, this may interest you in. 

As you know, social media networks are constantly competing with each other for attention and researching new features and tools to get more businesses in the door. Twitter is no different! Twitter has followed suit with Instagram and Facebook marketing strategies and has launched a tagging feature allowing you to mention some Twitter accounts to get their attention to your post.

But it’s not always showing up when you are creating a post! There is a trick for that! To trigger that option, you need to add one or several video(s) or picture(s) from your desktop or mobile phone. I will show you how later on in this post how to do this. In the meantime, remember that, although adding a photo or video isn’t quite a new feature, the power of visuals must never be underestimated! Here is why:

the importance of visuals in social media

The other feature they have added is the description or caption you can write under your uploaded image or video explaining what your post is about for the visually impaired followers.

Now let me show you in practice how it works.

First, you type in the empty field your title, your blog post or website link and 2 most relevant hashtags for your topic, which will get your audience interested in reading your article.

Once you’ve done that, click on the following symbol under your text to upload photo(s) or video(s)upload a video or picture to your twitter post

You will then see appearing the following sentence below your picture: ‘Who’s in this photo?‘. See below screenshot as an example:

blog post for twitter adding mentions tags

You will need to click on this symbol to tag a Twitter user in your blog post: tag twitter users in your post To tag someone, all you need to do is to click on the ‘Who’s in this photo’ sentence and type the name of the person you want to be tagged in your post. Obviously, it may be helpful to know their twitter handle but you may find it by searching their name as well. You can tag several Twitter handles if the post targets different users. See below example:

blog posts on new tag feature shown in my post

Before you click on tweet button you may think about adding a description to your photo(s) or video(s), so that the visually impaired people know what your picture or post is about. As the example below shows, you have the following white text displayed just below your image: ‘Add description‘. Click on it to add a caption to your photo.

photo showing option to add description

Once you click on this sentence/field, your post will pop like this:

the add description box for pictures shared on twitter

Once you have added your description or caption, click on: apply button to apply the changes to your picture. Once you are finished, you can tweet your post. The added caption/description will not be visible to you but will be available to visually impaired users.

Have you noticed other useful twitter features or tools that may be useful to get more followers or higher reach? If so, leave a comment in the below box! 

 

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