Instagram photos will no longer appear properly on Twitter as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing company seeks to keep users on its own site.
Instagram has disabled its integration with Twitter cards, resulting in cropped images on Twitter’s mobile app.
But that’s just the beginning. Soon Instagram photos won’t show up on Twitter at all — you’ll be forced to click through to Instagram to view them.
TechCrunch quotes Instagram founder Kevin Systrom:
This is an evolution of where we want links to our content to go. … We’re working on building an awesome web presence, which we just launched. We revamped our web properties, and now we’re able to staff up teams to work on web properties with the Facebook acquisition.
Translation: Facebook is saying F-you to Twitter and the photo war is on.