Twitter’s recent allowance of multiple uploaded pictures per tweet has been great for tweeters, but not so great for desktop users who want to download said images.* Right-clicking on a pic no longer gives you the option to save it or view its URL, and even the copy function captures only a white background.
Here’s how to get around that:
- If you’re not already using it, download and install Mozilla Firefox.**
- Install the DownThemAll 3.0b5 add-on.
- Navigate to the page of the tweet whose pic you want to save, e.g. https://twitter.com/laurennn117/status/544517121771048961
- Right-click anywhere on the page.
- Click DownThemAll.
- In the windows that pops up, click the Pictures and Media tab.
- In the Download column, look for items with the URL https://pbs.twimg.com/media/*.jpg
- You can either right-click each URL, click Copy Link, and then navigate to and download the pic as usual; or you can select those files only, select a download path in the Save files in: field, and click Start. If you select the latter option, the downloaded files will be located at that path you selected.
I don’t know of any way to do the above with any other browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Opera), but if you do let me know in the comments and I’ll add the method here.
*Ironically, mobile app users can save pics quite easily.
**One of the reasons I use Firefox (Nightly Win64) as my main browser is it’s absolutely the best for power user stuff like this.