One Direction Pose With Puppies While Talking About Connecting With Fans On Twitter

5 November 2012, 11:44 | Updated: 5 November 2012, 11:50

The 'Little Things' stars say Twitter is their most useful took for connecting with their Directioners.

One Direction say they love getting to connect so closely with their fans on Twitter, while posing for a new photoshoot that sees each of them paired up with an adorable puppy dog.

The 'Live While We're Young' singer's are preparing for the release of their second studio album 'Take Me Home' later this month, and say using Twitter to talk with fans has helped them get to where they are today.

"That's why Twitter's so useful," Liam Payne told Wonderland, regarding their use of the social networking site. "It's nice that fans can get close to us and ask questions and stuff.

"I just do it really randomly," the 'One Thing' explained, about how he chooses which fans to reply to. "I dip my finger in and just kind of pick one.

The 'Gotta Be You' star went on to say that fans still question whether or not the band are as close as their seem to be, which is something he doesn't understand.

"I think our relationship doesn't really play out as much as people think," he explained. "People still ask whether we really get on or not, and we genuinely do.

"A lot of people don't believe that, they think it's some fake thing where we have to get on because of the position we're in," Liam added.

Check out a picture of One Direction star Harry Styles posing with a puppy in a new shoot for the magazine below (Credit: Muchael Hauptman/Wonderland):

Over the weekend One Direction were confirmed for the line-up of this year's Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, joining the Saturday line-up (8th November) alongside acts like Bruno Mars, JLS and Little Mix.

One Direction's new album 'Take Me Home' is out on 12th November.