Instagram completely yank Twitter integration, pretty snaps leave feeds

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instagram-twitter.jpgInstagram have removed themselves almost entirely from Twitter.

The retro photo filter company began their break from Twitter last week, disabling support for Twitter Cards and making uploaded Instagram images appear cropped in the social network’s feeds. It’s now removed image previews altogether from Twitter, with Instagram posts now simply offering up a link to the image instead.

“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter,” Twitter confirmed on their status blog.

“As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries.

“While tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible, you can no longer view the photos on Twitter, as was previously the case.”

With Instagram now owned by Facebook, Twitter’s social networking rivals, it’s a somewhat unsurprising move. Twitter have apparently been testing their own photo filter tool for images snapped and uploaded within their app. We’d imagine Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be cracking the whip to get that update out of the door a lot sooner now.

Via: VentureBeat

Gerald Lynch
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