Instagram and Twitter both have been very popular social networking platforms for quite a long period of time, and both have their own capabilities of social networking. You can share your moments using Instagram and tweet about anything using Twitter. Common enough, many of the people are in a habit of sharing their Instagram photos on their Twitter channel by tweeting them. Unfortunately, however, using the Instagram’s share button only tweets the link to the image on the Twitter feed, and not the actual image itself.
This wasn’t the scenario before when sharing an Instagram picture actually showed the pictures preview in the tweet itself but Instagram has, unfortunately, disabled this feature. The good news is that there is a workaround to this problem and it sure is an easy one.
This article briefly describes a couple of steps to follow in order to automatically post Instagram photos as Twitter photos.
Automatically Post Instagram Photos as Twitter Photos
Linking your Instagram account to your Twitter account is as easy as it gets. All you have to do is follow the following steps:
- Sign in or sign up at IFTTT.
- Go to IFTTT Recipe Page.
- Use the Connect button to link your Instagram channel to your Twitter channel.
- Click on the Add button.
- Next, click on your IFTTT Username at the top right of the screen.
- Go to Preferences.
- Uncheck the option Auto Shorten URL. Unchecking this option makes sure that your Instagram photos are tweeted using the Instagram.com URL instead of IFTTT.com URL.
And this is just about it. You would now be able to share your Instagram photos on your Twitter news feed as actual previews of the picture instead of just the link to the picture. There is only one thing to be kept in mind at this time. The next time you share a picture using Instagram’s built in share option, uncheck Twitter as IFTTT will automatically share your Instagram pictures on your Twitter news feed.
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