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The war between Twitter and Instagram is heating up, with the latter now pulling support for in-stream images from its popular service, resulting in a big headache for fans of both.
AllThingsD reported on Sunday that Instagram images can no longer be viewed within a web or mobile Twitter stream as a result of the photo sharing service turning off support for Twitter Cards.
The move will be inconvenient for Twitter users, who will now be forced to open Instagram photos in a web browser, rather than having them open directly within the same page or mobile app currently in use.
“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter," the microblogging service briefly noted in a weekend status blog post.
"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.”
Twitter is widely expected to be introducing photo filters of its very own before the end of the year in an effort to blunt the popularity of Instagram and other services that have pioneered such features.
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