Twitter: How to Add Alt Text to Images on the Web

Users can type descriptions for the photos they share in tweets

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Twitter allows users to add text image descriptions to the photos they share on the social networking platform. These alt text descriptions may be useful for users who use screen readers and others.

Our guide will show you how to add alt text to an image while using Twitter’s website.

Step 1: Once you’ve added an image to your tweet on Twitter’s website, click “Add description” under the image.

Screenshot of the tweet composition area on Twitter's website with a red arrow pointing at "Add description" under the image the user has added to their tweet

Step 2: Type your desired alt text for the image.



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