Twitter photos now appearing in Windows Phone’s Pictures hub

By LiveSide | Posted December 4, 2011 35 comments

We all know that Microsoft added Twitter integration as part of the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update. The integration allowed you to view Twitter feeds in your People hub, reply or retweet to them, post a new tweet, receive notifications of Twitter mentions in the Me tile, as well as integrating your Twitter followers with your contact list. However, the tweets you see in the What’s New feed in the People hub were always limited to text-based tweets only. Even if the tweet contains a link to an image, the feed would display a link to the photo only, without actually displaying the image.

This seems to be changing recently, with Pocketnow.com reporting (and confirmed by myself) that some Twitter photos are now showing up in the What’s New feed in the People hub, and because of this, they now appear in the Pictures hub too:

Twitter photos in Pictures hub 

It seems like Microsoft had been doing some tweaks to its Windows Live backend to make this happen. Could this be related to the recent updates to Windows Live? Are you seeing Twitter photos in your Windows Phone What’s New feed too? If you have noticed anything else different to your Windows Live social feeds, whether on Messenger or on Windows Phone, let us know in the comments below!

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 2:44 am
  • http://twitter.com/janis1991 Janik Frenzel

    Confirmed, I see a preview of linked images in tweets in the People hub.

  • Janis91

    Confirmed, I see a preview of linked images in tweets in the People hub.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, same here in The Netherlands :)

  • Anonymous

    Yep, same here in The Netherlands :)

  • http://questionanswerresponse.wordpress.com/ b4rtw

    Yep, same here in The Netherlands :)

  • Anonymous

    I had noticed it, too. But it’s not a big deal to me.

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      Yes it a big deal and it looks pretty cool. it beats apple dead apps that does nothing

  • Anonymous

    I had noticed it, too. But it’s not a big deal to me.

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      Yes it a big deal and it looks pretty cool. it beats apple dead apps that does nothing

  • FremyCompany

    I had noticed it, too. But it’s not a big deal to me.

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      Yes it a big deal and it looks pretty cool. it beats apple dead apps that does nothing

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

    Now we only need Microsoft to allow images uploaded to SkyDrive show up in Twitter’s stream!

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      hahah dont worry microsoft is so innovative they will have it done

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

    Now we only need Microsoft to allow images uploaded to SkyDrive show up in Twitter’s stream!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

      I believe Twitter needs to update their web-based client to handle that. However, it would be nice if Microsoft would shorten those SkyDrive URLs for tweeting pictures.

      • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

        Oh yes! THAT definitely as well!!

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      hahah dont worry microsoft is so innovative they will have it done

      • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

        This doesn’t really have anything to do with innovation but actually willingness :/

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

    Now we only need Microsoft to allow images uploaded to SkyDrive show up in Twitter’s stream!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

      I believe Twitter needs to update their web-based client to handle that. However, it would be nice if Microsoft would shorten those SkyDrive URLs for tweeting pictures.

      • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

        Oh yes! THAT definitely as well!!

    • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

      hahah dont worry microsoft is so innovative they will have it done

      • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

        This doesn’t really have anything to do with innovation but actually willingness :/

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  • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

    Yes I know this already and also awesome. Windows phone 7.5 Mango blows away iphone and android User  interface. Thanks microsoft for making a more real smartphone. Iphone apps are dead and boring and android just another laggy and battery eating phone

  • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

    Yes I know this already and also awesome. Windows phone 7.5 Mango blows away iphone and android User  interface. Thanks microsoft for making a more real smartphone. Iphone apps are dead and boring and android just another laggy and battery eating phone

  • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

    Yes I know this already and also awesome. Windows phone 7.5 Mango blows away iphone and android User  interface. Thanks microsoft for making a more real smartphone. Iphone apps are dead and boring and android just another laggy and battery eating phone

  • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

    ck out this awesome video of windows phone in action and makes you want to watch it over and over.  youtube.com/thewebmogul

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6G3ZZJCHOLYP3S5CRCIHQ7WDSE MVIM

    I believe Twitter needs to update their web-based client to handle that. However, it would be nice if Microsoft would shorten those SkyDrive URLs for tweeting pictures.

  • http://twitter.com/WWW2000 www 2000

    hahah dont worry microsoft is so innovative they will have it done

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

    Oh yes! THAT definitely as well!!

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

    This doesn’t really have anything to do with innovation but actually willingness :/