Instagram Yanks Its Photos from Twitter Cards

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If you use Twitter, and follow lots of people who post photos from Instagram, you may notice that those photos don’t look quite right.

That’s because Instagram has decided to pull its support for Twitter Cards, a tool that can embed photos, videos or text into tweets with links in them. Without the use of Twitter Cards, Instagram photos may appear cropped, and the only way you can see the full photo is by clicking a link to Instagram’s website.

To be clear, you can still post an image from Instagram to Twitter, it just won’t look right unless your followers view it directly on Instagram’s website.  (My actual experience varied. With a test image, Twitter’s website showed the full photo. Twitter for iPhone showed a cropped photo, while Twitter for Android only showed the link, with no photo preview at all.)

As you may suspect, the decision is all…

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