Instagram disables photo viewing app on Twitter3 years ago
London: The popular photo sharing application ‘Instagram’ that allows the ‘Twitter’ users to see the photos properly has reportedly been disabled. However, the photos can be shared on the social networking site but they wouldn’t display correctly.
According to the sources, the reason behind the move is that the company, which was purchased by Facebook, disabled its unification with Twitter cards. This feature ensures that media content is displayed directly in the Twitter timeline.
The Instagram photos were too large for the space provided on Twitter. Following the reason, the micro-blogging site has cropped the space, added the sources.
In a status update on the website, Twitter said, “Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience.”
The move shows the growing rivalry between Twitter and Instagram. The Instagram has disabled the Twitter cards to force the Twitter users to go through their site to see the entire image, the sources concluded.