- If you want to upload a picture from your computer, click on the landscape button and then the large green button that comes up in the middle of the dialog box. This will then open a box where you can browse to the picture you want to upload. The supported versions at the time of writing are JPG, GIF and PNG, with a file size limit of 5 MB.
- If you want to upload a video from your computer click on the TV button and then go to #2 under that section that should start with the characters 从电脑. This will pop up another window in which you’ll see at the bottom your typed message and at the top a button to upload your movie file. The file size limit is 500 MB.
- If you want to embed in your post a video from a popular Chinese streaming video website click on the television button and then enter the video address into the dialog box and hit the button on the right. This should parse your outside link into a small Sina Weibo friendly link and put it in your message box, taking up some of your 140 character limit.
Once you’ve typed that out hit the button that says 发布. Success! You’ve just sent a message through Sina Weibo and in no time you’ll be acquiring a fan base with your discussion provoking posts and media. Watch out for the next post when we dive in to the groups system of China’s biggest microblogging website, Sina Weibo.