Julia Ryan, USA TODAY
Instagram disabled its Twitter-cards integration on Wednesday - the panels that Twitter uses to display images within a Twitter stream.
Twitter said in apost on its websitethat users are experiencing difficulties viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Photos are displayed "using a pre-cards experience," and that when you click on Instagram links within Tweets, the photos appear cropped or off-center.
The New York Times and othersreportthat Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed that the company has removed the option to send pictures to Twitter and that Instagram plans to cut off the ability to embed pictures on Twitter.
Speaking at theLeWeb technology conference, Systrom said he wants better integration between the Instagram app and the Instagram website:
"We wanted to make sure we direct users to where the content lives originally, so they get the full Instagram experience," Instagram CEO Kevin System said, "It's just about where do you go to interact with that image? We want that to be on Instagram.com because it has a better user experience currently."
Instagram, which is now owned by Facebook, rolled out web pages for its users last month. When someone clicks on an Instagram link in a photo, they will now be directed to the user's Instagram web page to view the photo.
Photo posting to Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr will not be affected by these changes.