Twitter loses Instagram photo previews

Instagram, which is now a part of Facebook, is slowly lessening its connectivity to Twitter

PHOTO BOMBS. Twitter loses Instagram's photo rendering capabilities.

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter users who have been wondering about why their Instagram photos aren’t showing on the microblogging service are in for a bit of a paradigm shift. Instagram, which is now a part of Facebook, has disabled the ability to show photo previews on Twitter.

The Twitter team explained on the status blog, “This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience. So, when users click on Tweets with an Instagram link, photos appear cropped.”

The New York Times reports that Kevin Systrom, Instagram chief executive, has confirmed plans to cut off picture embedding from Twitter. Notes Systrom, “We’ve decided that right now, what makes sense, is to direct our users to the Instagram Web site. Obviously things change as a company evolves.” – Rappler.com