It’s Over: Instagram Officially Cuts Off Photo Viewing on Twitter

AllThingsD is reporting Instagram has officially ceased support for Twitter cards technology today, as confirmed to the publication via a Facebook spokesperson (the latter acquired Instagram for $1 billion back in September):

Instagram has completely turned off support for Twitter cards technology on Sunday, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to AllThingsD.

Users will still be able to share Instagram images to Twitter, but users will no longer be able to see them directly within their Twitter stream within third party apps and on the website.

Earlier it was reported Twitter is set to introduce its own photo filters for users looking to share images on the social network before the end of the year.

Last week, the New York Times reported Instagram was set to turn off the Twitter cards feature. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, told the LeWeb conference last Wednesday the company had decided it would make better sense for Instagram users to view images on the website instead.

What do you think about this decision by Instagram?

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  • Mark

    Fools. Instagram can kiss my ass for removing the photos from my Twitter stream.

  • Chrystal B

    Instagram can kiss my ass for that move. Total bitchassness.

  • Definitely not a cool move. Now, it will take me longer to view what people are eating or what their pets are doing. FML.

  • Tom

    Wasn never an Instagram user. Hated filters with a passion. But very interested in reading these negative comments towards Instagram. This is news to me.

  • Zing

    Twitter is gerbbb!!

  • MikeJenkinson

    Well, as of 2 minutes ago, a friend of mine on Twitter is posting Instagram photos to Twitter and I’m getting the inline previews still, as usual.

  • MikeJenkinson

    This morning, TweetDeck Chrome is still showing Instagram photos as per usual. Don’t tell Twitter.

  • MikeJenkinson

    Yeah, TweetDeck is still showing them inline. I’m not complaining, mind you. But it’s funny that Instagram doesn’t show up on Twitter main site but on the Twitter-owned app of TweetDeck it’s business as it used to be.