Instagram disables Twitter cards in photo war

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Instagram and Twitter are currently engaged in a photo war. Instagram recently disabled Twitter’s feature to display photos from Instagram.

The two companies have previously worked indirectly with each other against Facebook. Now, Instagram and Twitter have become fierce rivals since Facebook acquired Instagram in September.

Twitter explained on is website that Instagram has disabled the use of Twitter cards, a feature Twitter uses to post tweets with photos.

“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,” Twitter said in its post.

Instagram hasn’t completely disabled Twitter’s feature to show photos on its website. Photos still appear but are either cropped or not centered.

Photo sharing services have been an integral feature of social media networks Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is set to launch a photo filter application for its mobile apps. Instagram is beginning to shift from being a mobile-based app to a full blown website.

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