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App clash: Instagram shuts off Twitter feature

Published on Dec 6, 2012 7:25 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The smartphone app Instagram turned off a feature on Wednesday that allowed easier photo viewing for Twitter users, in a move that pushes the two popular tech platforms farther apart.

"Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter," San Francisco-based Twitter said in a status update.

"This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience," the message continued.

"So, when users click on Tweets with an Instagram link, photos appear cropped."

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