Instagram makes peace with Twitter: previews of images return to tweets


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The one between Twitter and Instagram is a love-hate story, which began about ten years ago when the former even tried to buy the latter. But Facebook, you know, was quicker. Once under the control of Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram had disabled the function that allowed to preview his posts on Twitter , limiting everything to a cold URL.

The decision, they want to point out, did not come from number one of the then Facebook, but by the co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom , who remained in the company as CEO until 2018. Out of spite or not, after the closing of the acquisition also Twitter had made some changes , limiting the integration between the two platforms by preventing, for example, people who followed each other on Instagram from being found on Twitter. Now the situation changes again.

If you want to share your latest Instagram post on the Twitter timeline too, you’re in luck: now when you share a link to an IG post in a Tweet, it’ll show up as a card with a preview of the photo .

Rolling out on Android, iOS, and web.

– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 3, 2021

If you want to share your latest Instagram post on the Twitter timeline as well, you are in luck: now when you share a link to an IG post in a tweet, this will be displayed as a tab with a preview of the photo.

As of today, both social platforms say, when sharing an Instagram link on Twitter an an teprima with an image : the news concerns Android, iOS and the version web . The roll out is still in progress, so it will take some time before the function is activated on all accounts.


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