“A handful of months ago we supported Twitter Cards because we had a minimal Web presence,” Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom said at the Le Web conference in Paris. “We’ve since launched several improvements to our website that allow users to directly engage with Instagram content through likes, comments, and hashtags, and now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives.”
After the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook in April, the enmity between Twitter and Instagram only intensified. The relationship between them has exacerbated ever-since the inception of the waging war against each other using social media network as their battleground. Instagram shut off integration with twitter’s photo-posting feature this Wednesday. Thus, Instagram has changed the way photos appear on its site in tweets and hence the photographs appear cropped or otherwise changed.
Quite lately, Twitter restrained Instagram from accessing some of the former’s features. Also reports surfaced that Twitter might launch a range of photo filters that would let users add to pictures uploaded to the company’s website.
After all, it’s only business. Be it Twitter or Instagram, all this is to display their supremacy and conquer more of the social web. But in between their fights, users’ photos became collateral damage.
Isn’t there a need for businesses to seize their rivalry and work towards users preferences? May be they wanna learn it the harder way!