Aaron PereiraDec 12, 2012 14:08:40 IST
Instagram images are still viewable on TweetDeck – the social media application dashboard for Twitter, which also happens to be owned by Twitter. Images shared by Instagram, however, are not viewable on the official Twitter application.
We had tried accessing the images on Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android, but Instagram images were not visible. There's just a link redirecting users to the official Instagram website. However, when we tried the TweetDeck application, which happens to be owned by Twitter, we found that the app opened the images just fine.
It appears that this may have been an oversight on part of Instagram where Instagram images are viewable on third party Twitter applications. If one really wants to view Instagram images on Twitter without wanting to go to the official Instagram website, then TweetDeck is a good option to use for now.
Images still visible here
Images from social photo sharing app Instagram have disappeared from Twitter as the developers of Instagram have turned off support for the micro-blogging site.
As per a blog post by Twitter, the micro blogging site states, “Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries. While tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible, you can no longer view the photos on Twitter, as was previously the case.”
This new development took place over the last couple of days and when one went to view their images that had been uploaded on Twitter via Instagram, all they found was a link back to Instagram’s website. Instead of finding an image, users now see a white space where their photos previously appeared.
It was earlier reported that the Instagram versus Twitter tussle has reached new heights, with Instagram disabling a feature that’s left their images on Twitter not showing up properly.
This had prompted Twitter to put up a post stating, “Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images. 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 Chief Executive Kevin Systrom mentioned at the Le Web conference in Paris that Instagram’s relationship with Twitter is undergoing a change, but the service will remain integrated with Twitter in some form or the other. The main focus behind this move seems to be to push users to view images on Instagram’s own website.
"Really it's about where do you go to consume that image, to interact with that image. We want that to be on Instagram," said Systrom said at the conference. "What we realized over time is we really needed to have an awesome Web presence."