Those of you who have been using the popular photo-sharing service, Instagram, in conjunction with your Twitter account are in for a surprise today. Instagram no longer supports photo-integration within Twitter, it has been revealed.
Instagram’s support for photo-integration on Twitter has been a very useful feature. Users would snap their photos using Instagram and have them displayed on Twitter after having them stored as gallery Cards.
This also allowed these photos to be previewed when you added their links to your tweets. However, this is no longer going to be the case. Instagram has stopped supporting in-Twitter photo-integration. In other words, even if you add a link to your Instagram photo in your tweet, you won’t be able to preview the link by expanding the tweet.
The link, however, will still function perfectly well and once you click it, you will be redirected to the original page of the photo. The new move by Instagram is apparently aimed at persuading the users to view Instagram photos on the profiles of Instagram users, not on Twitter.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether a significant portion of Twitter audience would leave the micro-blogging network to view these photos elsewhere or their disinterest may lead to a drop in Instagram photos’ views.