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We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!

We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.



What's New

  • Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.
  • Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
  • Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
  • Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in more places across Twitter, including Twitter's "Discover" page, their automated emails, and when embedding Tweets on other sites.
  • In Twitter search, deviantART links are now eligible to show up automatically expanded, giving your artwork more prominence.
  • Artwork will now show up on mobile devices and tablets!


Add the Twitter Widget to Your Profile Page

    Premium Members, if you have the Twitter Widget installed on your Profile Page, your Twitter username will be included whenever someone shares your artwork, Journals, or profile, allowing viewers to easily follow you.


    Remember to Use the Share Buttons

      Remember: Using the share button on deviation pages is an easy way to share content and ensures that the artist will be properly attributed with a link back to the original artwork.


      Plus: Enlarged Facebook Thumbnails


      As of a few weeks ago, Facebook implemented a change which increased the size of thumbnail images in the News Feed from 90x90 pixels to 154x154 pixels. We've adjusted the way these thumbnails display on Facebook, taking advantage of the bigger size, giving your artwork a bigger presence on your friends and fans' News Feeds.

      Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 5.17.34 PM by danlev
      (Powder-III by ~COLORCASTMEDIA)

      Thanks to aMoniker, who was the developer on this project. 



      We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure! We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web.
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      :icondanlev:
      Note that if you submit to a Group and uncheck all of your gallery folders, you will be submitting exclusively to that Group.

      However, I just confirmed an issue with the error still persisting after you've checked a gallery folder. I submitted the issue to our developers to have it fixed. Thanks!
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      :iconjjshaver:
      JJShaver Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
      Got it. Thank you so much for the speedy reply.
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      :icondanlev:
      (If you submit exclusively to a Group, you cannot submit it as a Print.)
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      :iconvioletrosepetals:
      VioletRosePetals Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      Thank you, I personally haven't had any yet, but I've read a lot of the comments on the announcement about the new submission page and many of them report being unable to submit artwork anymore.

      It does take me twice as long to submit artwork now that the new submission page has been implemented though, and considering I have a very busy schedule (kids, work, church, etc.) and only have a short while every morning before work to submit artwork, I am almost unable to do so now. I know my progress can be saved, but the fact still is that I can't post half the images I used to anymore, it all just takes too long to load, not to mention the new color scheme gives me headaches. Only reason I can use DA for hours on end is because it's not so bright.

      I know the DA staff worked very hard on the new submission page and I appreciate that, but I really wish they'd stop trying to fix what's not broken. That and the new 'More Like This' thumbnail widget on deviation pages is really making me not like where DA is headed. Who's idea was it to take the one place where an artist's work should be the sole focus of the viewer, and plop a bunch of other artwork from other artists next to it without any say from the artist trying to display, possibly even sell, their work? And why is it ABOVE the 'buy this print' widget? That, to me, is highly insulting. What if you went to a gallery and got yourself a little corner to hang your artwork in. Then once you were all done organizing your display, the gallery curator said that they were going to also hang artwork in your space from other artists in the gallery with directions to where that other artwork can be found, and you have no say in what is hung and if you don't like it then take your work and get out. I understand that in a gallery setting the artist would have paid for that corner and DA is largely a free site, but there are quite a few DA members who pay for their subscriptions, me included, and to pay for your corner and then to have it invaded like that, it's not right. Don't get me wrong, I actually like the idea of 'More Like This' as a functional feature of deviantART, but it could still use a lot of tweaking and it should only ever be a button that a viewer chooses to click rather than a box of thumbnails that will detract from the artwork the artist is attempting to showcase.

      Sorry for the rather ranty wall of text (it is most certainly not directed specifically at you), but I and many others have mentioned this in comments on the updates about the features themselves, and from what I can tell no one even seems to care that we're upset. This is the first time I've gotten a comment back from someone who can actually do something about it (or at least has in influence on those who can) when I've shared my opinion about new features, whether I liked them or not.
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      :iconzue:
      Zue Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
      :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::heart: Awesome~
      Reply
      :iconfrauleinvampyria:
      FrauleinVampyria Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
      Great ! Thank you :)
      Reply
      :iconrazielmb:
      RazielMB Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
      Thank you so much! I'm on Twitter always. This integration is excellent! Great update!
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      :icondanlev:
      Glad to hear! :)
      Reply
      :iconmadamelotte:
      How do I link DA to Twitter, would I use a widget? *Needed, please*
      Reply
      :iconvioletrosepetals:
      VioletRosePetals Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      The Twitter widget is a premium feature only, meaning you need to be a premium member to use it. I don't know if there's a way to auto update your Twitter when you upload on DA, but when you post something to Twitter, it auto updates the Twitter widget.
      Reply
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