On Wednesday, Instagram disabled the ability for Twitter to properly display embedded Instagram photos into tweets. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, confirmed the company blocked the ability to send photos to Twitter going forward.
What it really means is that Instagrammers can no longer add viewable photos (like seen above) to their Twitter feed from inside the native Instagram app. But there's an easy work-around that most may already be aware of.
Open Instagram and select the profile button on the bottom far right — then click the gear button in the top right corner. Slide your screen down and be sure yo turn on the option of saving Filtered Photos to your iPhone Library.
It's one small extra step, but it's better than a big fat zero and exactly why they call it a "work around".
Mr. Systrom confirmed that photos posted through other sites and services, which include parent company Facebook or Tumblr and Foursquare, will not be affected.
“We’ve decided that right now, what makes sense, is to direct our users to the Instagram Web site,” Kevin Systrom said, clarifying that Instagram images no longer be visible on Twitter. “Obviously things change as a company evolves.”
Ouch! The truth hurts.