Seeing Instagram photos pop up in Twitter cards are no more, or at least they soon will be. Twitter users have started noticing weird cropping issues in Instagram photos linked in tweets. According to Instagram, photos stored on their service will eventually stop appearing on Twitter altogether. Instead when users click on a photo link in a tweet, they’ll be taken back to where it’s stored on Instagram.
Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom acknowledged the change while speaking at LaWeb conference in Paris, calling it “an evolution of where we want links to our content to go.”
Systrom also denied that the decision is influenced by their parent Facebook or that it has anything to do with Twitter not making its Find Friends mobile app compatible with Instagram.
For its part, Twitter has released this official statement: “Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images. 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.”