Micro-blogging site Twitter has added hashtags, photos and user names as part of their Facebook integration. According to the company the functionality has been added to give users a richer experience.
“We have fixed many issues with the Twitter for Facebook integration, including the ability to post to Facebook Pages, and added some new features. The updated Twitter for Facebook integration now includes additional rich media experiences related to the first photo, URL, @mention or #hashtag in the cross-posted Tweet,” Twitter confirmed.
Users who wish to make use of the news features will have to disconnect and reconnect their accounts. “Those who already linked their Twitter and Facebook accounts and want to take advantage of the new features need to visit their Twitter profile settings page, and then disconnect and reconnect their accounts. That’s a bit of an inconvenience but well worth the effort,” wrote The Next Web.
The new functions might have a broader appeal for both Facebook and Twitter users.
“The integration is significant and it is likely to send larger numbers of Facebook’s 900 million users over to the micro-blogging platform. That in turn will help Twitter generate increased visibility and new users,” The Next Web added.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor