Instagram cuts off Twitter image-sharing support

Instgram's war with Twitter steps up a level as integration is disabled

Instagram has stepped up its feud with micro-blogging site Twitter, by cutting off all support for photo-sharing

The rather public spat between Instagram and Twitter has been taken up a notch after Instagram turned off all support for Twitter Cards on Sunday. Twitter users will still be able to post links on Twitter to their Instagram images, but no previews of the images or videos uploaded will be available within their Twitter stream. Instead, they'll have to visit Instagram's site, or use its app, to see their uploads.

A Facebook representative confirmed Instagram's actions to AllThingsD at the weekend. Twitter posted its own confirmation in its official status blog on Sunday.

“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries. While tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible, you can no longer view the photos on Twitter, as was previously the case," it said.

Instagram's close relationship with Twitter has suffered since its acquistion by Facebook. Since the buy-out, Twitter has announced plans to release a series of photo filters to be used inside the Twitter app.

Source: AllThingsD