Facebook’s Instagram disables feature on Twitter


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 4:56 pm
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Instagram, Facebook’s photo-sharing social network, announced Wednesday it will no longer support a feature that allows its photos to show up on Twitter.

The announcement came after Twitter posted on its status website about “Instagram photo-rendering issues.” The San Francisco-based social network said some users are having problems seeing Instagram photos display correctly. That’s because Instagram stopped using Twitter’s card integration — which lets some tweets to expand to show additional content such as an Instagram photo.

“Issues include cropped images,” Twitter said, explaining that some users are only seeing parts of an image when they click on a tweet containing a link to an Instagram photo.

The latest issue comes just a few months after Twitter began blocking Instagram from using its software development tool. That move kept Instagram users from importing their Twitter contacts.

“A handful of months ago, we supported Twitter cards because we had a minimal Web presence,” said Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom in a statement provided by a Facebook spokeswoman. “Now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives.”














 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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