But what happens when you don’t have Internet access on your phone? Maybe you’re outside your home country and haven’t paid for roaming Internet access? Maybe in your home country, Internet access isn’t really affordable? Maybe you don’t have a smartphone? There’s plenty of reasons this situation might come up. How do you share the pictures then? Here’s where Snappr comes in. You can upload pictures to Twitter using Snappr and MMS on your phone.
What Is Snappr?
Essentially, Snappr is the bridge between your phone, Twitpic and Twitter. It allows you to send an MMS photo to Snappr, which then forwards it on to Twitpic for you. Twitpic then posts it on your Twitter account for you, getting that photo out there where people can see it pretty much instantly.
All this is done without the need for you to have a phone with Internet access, a Twitter application or even a smartphone. If you can send photo messages to people, Snappr will work. All you need to do is make sure you’re signed up with Twitpic and you’ve got the details for Snappr ready in your phone before you need them.
Set Up Twitpic
Set Up Snappr
To set up Snappr all you need to do is have the MMS number in your phone – 84433. I’d personally advise that in the contact name you remind yourself of the format for sending messages to Snappr, which we’re about to go through.
Send Photos To Snappr
When you send your photo by MMS to Snappr using the phone number 84433, you need to add in the text of your message the word “PIC” followed by your Twitpic secret email address. If you remind yourself of this in the contact information for Snappr it will make your life easier.
Once the MMS photo message has been sent to Snappr with the correct information they will forward it on to Twitpic and it will be in your Twitter updates in no time.
What Else Could You Use?
Well, obviously, if you’ve got Internet access or the ability to send email from your phone there are numerous other ways to do this. But this method could come in handy at times, so it’s worth having it ready.
If you’re interested in tools for low-tech phones or Twitter generally, have a read of these articles:
- How To Twitter From A Low-Tech Cell Phone
- 2 Really Simple Ways To Send Audio Tweets To Twitter
- How To Set Up Email On A Basic Cell Phone
- How To Make Your Mobile Phone Smarter With SMS/MMS
Have you set up Snappr yet? You may as well have it ready just in case! When could you have really used something like this in the past?
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