Instagram ‘@’ Mentions Now Translate Directly to Twitter Usernames

Instagram has announced on its blog today it has now made sharing photos with people easier especially when people you know are mentioned on Instagram but their usernames are different from their Twitter usernames. Today’s change improves that as @mentions will now be translated via the following scenarios:

If the @mentioned user has connected Instagram to Twitter:

  • The user’s Instagram username will appear in the photo caption
  • The user’s Twitter username will appear in the tweet

If the @mentioned user has not connected Instagram to Twitter:

  • The user’s Instagram username will appear in the photo caption
  • The @ sign will be removed from the username when shared to Twitter

Instagram says for @mentions that don’t have any Instagram names matching, the @ sign will stay if that photo is shared to Twitter. This new change makes it easier to notify friends or family when you want to specifically mention them when posting photos.

In August, Instagram for iOS received its 3.0 update that introduced a new map view for photos and a redesigned profile screen. Let us know if this new change makes your life easier.

 

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