Instagram Photos No Longer Appearing On Twitter Feeds
If you’re wondering what happened to those Instagram photos you were trying to share on Twitter, you’re not alone.
Photo images from the popular photo sharing service went dark Sunday on Twitter, a decision, Twitter says, that was made by Instagram, which was acquired earlier in the year for $1 billion by Facebook.
[quote]”Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter,” the micro-blogging site wrote in a status update. “As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries.”[/quote]
Before you go throwing your smartphone into the wall, however, that’s not to say that Twitter has banished Instagram entirely from its service. That’s not what we mean. You can still take a photograph on Instagram, automatically upload it to your linked Twitter account, and your message will appear on the website with the standard “instagr.am” link to your pic following it.
What appears to be different now, for unknown reasons, is that the photos themselves aren’t showing up in feeds. In other words, there’s no cropped image to accompany the post – just the raw text and the Instagram link.
What remains to be seen is whether the issue at-hand is a purposeful act by Twitter or Instagram, or whether some kind of glitch is affecting Instagram shots on Twitter.