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Flickr To Twitter Poster

If you want to post an image from your Flickr account as a status message on Twitter you need to do quite a few things to accomplish the task. First you log into Flickr and navigate to the photo that you want to post if it is one of the photos from your account.

It is also possible to simply navigate to a photo on Flickr and use that with the service. Then you copy the url of the photo and load the Twitter homepage. There you log into the account and paste the url of the photo into the status update form, or upload it anew to Twitter.

Flickr2Twitter (Flickr To Twitter) is an experimental Firefox add-on that get rids of the copying, pasting and manual opening of the Twitter homepage. It adds a button to every photo page on Flickr that makes it is possible to post the photo to Twitter.

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A click on the button will automatically load the Twitter homepage in a new tab in the Firefox web browser. If the user is already logged in it will automatically paste the url of the Flickr photo into the status update form leaving the last step of submitting the message to Twitter to the user.

Users who are not logged in will have to log in first before the process continues.


Flickr2Twitter is an interesting Firefox add-on for those users who use the two web services Flickr and Twitter. It offers an easier way of posting Flickr images to Twitter by getting rid of a few steps that users usually have to undertake to post photos to Twitter.

Please note that the add-on is classified as experimental which means that users need to log into the Mozilla website before they can download and install the add-on in the Firefox web browser.

The add-on may be useful for Flickr users who regularly post photo links that they have uploaded themselves or stumbled upon on Flickr to a Twitter account. Specialized? Yes, very.

Update: The Flickr to Twitter extension for Firefox is no longer available. I guess that means going back to posting new uploads manually.

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  1. Jacob Burke said on June 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    No need for the Firefox add-on anymore, Flickr has a beta setup for sending picture links to Twitter:

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