Post previews of Instagram to return on Twitter
Instagram has brought support for Twitter card previews after removing the feature nine years ago.
A preview of the post will be displayed going forward when a user shares an Instagram link on Twitter.
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The feature was controversially removed after Facebook acquired it in 2012.
The Media said that it wanted to take back control of its content following its merger with Facebook.
Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom insisted at the time that the mandate came from himself, and not Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg.
Instagram commenced the controversy with users when it removed support for Twitter cards.
He said Instagram was attempting to grow its web platform and shared hopes that the move would help increase traffic.
Back in the Map
Twitter card previews started for some users on Wednesday and will eventually be available to everyone. Instagram and Twitter are both promoting the change.
“If you want to share your latest Instagram post on the Twitter timeline too, you’re in luck: now when you share a link to an IG post in a tweet, it’ll show up as a card with a preview of the photo,” read a tweet on Twitter’s official support account.