Thursday, December 6, 2012

Having issues viewing some Instagram photos on Twitter? Twitter announced on Wednesday users have been experiencing difficulties using Instagram on the platform, saying Instagram is to blame for the issue.

Twitter said on its official blog that Instagram has pulled the ability for Twitter to showcase photos properly in relation toTwitter cards, the new feature which attaches media content to tweets with links in the timeline.

Although Instagram photos are still showing on Twitter, images are shown in a cropped view.
"Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images," reads Twitter's blog post. "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 has not responded to a request for comment.

This represents the growing tension between the two companies ever since Facebook bought Instagram earlier this year. Twitter and Instagram were once allies against Facebook, but have become direct competitors following Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.

The issue comes just one month after Twitter announced it would allowing users to add photo filters to pictures uploaded to Twitter. This is also a part of a greater effort to stay competitive against Instagram.