Wednesday, December 5, 2012

All Cropped Up: Instagram To Twitter Pics

I feel ya Boris from N. Jersey

I haven't been on Twitter much, but I love sending my Instagram posts to all the other social networking sites.

And here's so sad news: according to Huffington Post, Instagram pics sent to Twitter appear cropped and in the near future may not show at all. (Grrrrrrr!!)

"Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images," Twitter wrote on its website. "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."
Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom has confirmed that the photo sharing company has "changed the way it integrates with Twitter." He also said that there are plans to stop embedding Instagram photos on Twitter's site altogether.
“A handful of months ago, we supported Twitter cards because we had a minimal Web presence. We’ve since launched several improvements to our Web site that allow users to directly engage with Instagram content through likes, comments, hashtags, and now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives,” he said, according to the Washington Post.
Speaking at the LeWeb technology conference in Paris, Systrom said on Wednesday that Instagram images will soon "no longer be visible" on Twitter at all. Though users will still be able to create a tweet on Twitter when they post an Instagram picture, the photo link in those tweets will direct users out of Twitter and to Instagram’s site, The New York Times blog notes. At the moment, Instagram pictures can be viewed on Twitter's page.

Well, damn! That sucks the convenience outta posting pictures from Instagram to Twitter.  Who wants to click on a link and be redirected to see the pic?! This is taking me back to those early Twitter days on a smartphone, when you'd click on links and be taken to the TwitPic site or the that Frog (whatever) site that hosts picture accounts.


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