Instagram is now owned by Facebook and it is thought that the changes to the use of the app indicates a growing level of tension between different social media networks.
Anyone wanting to share their Instagram photo on Twitter will still be able to post it directly on to twitter however you will now no longer be able to see the image in full because of the changes to the level of integration between Instagram and Twitter.
Instagram has disabled integration to Twitter cards so the media can not be shown properly within Twitter. This means that users will now see the Instagram photo on Twitter but it will be too large to appear in full and will instead appear to be cropped.
A report from Twitter on its website said about the changes: “Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience.”
Now anyone wanting to be able to see an Instagram photo in full will need to go directly to the Instagram website to be able to view it properly.
The move shows how the face of social media connections is changing as rivalries grow within the social media world.
Twitter itself has been making changes to its connections and integrations to change the rules for third party applications who use their platform for their business.
To many, the changes to access from third parties shows that social media networks are trying to protect their platforms and users and to hold on to important and valuable information.
In the past Instagram used to work very closely with Twitter but since it has been bought by Facebook the app has been reducing links with other platforms and increasing them instead on Facebook.
Facebook has since changed its data sharing rules and they now have access to the information provided by Instagram to better enable them to target advertising and promotions to its users.
According to the New York Times, Twitter is now instead working on its very own version of an app that will be similar to Instagram and will allow people to view pictures in full on the twitter micro blogging site.