Make your tweets Instagram-ready with Tweetly

Tweetly Screenshots
Tweetly Screenshots (Image credit: Belma Fakic)

What you need to know

  • Tweetly puts your tweets on a background of your choosing, ready for sharing to image-based networks like Instagram.

There's a kind of app that I've been looking for and never been able to find. Until today when I dug through my many – far too many! – emails about CES 2021 and found an email from a 17-year-old developer called Nedim. He was sharing his app, called Tweetly, and it's exactly what I was looking for. It might be what you've been looking for, too.

Taking tweets and putting them on Instagram with gorgeous backgrounds and effects is something I've seen people do for years. Tweetly makes that possible with just a few taps and it can even share to Instagram once you've finished tweaking everything, too.

Oliver Haslam Tweetly Example

Oliver Haslam Tweetly Example (Image credit: iMore)

Creating a new image via Tweetly is super simple. You can choose to use one of your own images as the background or pick one from Unsplash instead. Want to just use solid colors instead? No problem. That's an option as well.

The resulting images are gorgeous and can be shared or saved to your Photos app for later use. What's more, all of this is free with no in-app purchases available. Nedim tells me that's the case "for now" so that might change at some point in the future. You can download Tweetly from the App Store now and find more information about the app on the web.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.