Published on December 10th, 2012 | by Olawale Daniel0
Chrome Extension, InstaTwit to View Instagram Photos in Twitter
If you are one from the huge list of Twitter addicts, then you must be familiar with the end of Instagram integration with it. This is indeed a bad news for Twitter users as they are no longer able to view the Instagram Photos within the Twitter. This may be because of the fact that Instagram is acquired by Facebook now and both Facebook and Twitter are giants of social networking. We covered the complete story at Techatlast as well. I hope you have read it out, if not you can do read it out now.
Actually, users over Twitter were experiencing some issues related to Instagram’s photos in Twitter Cards. The Instagram shared images were not getting viewed in Twitter and were taking users to Instagram’s own webpages. After that Twitter stated on it. Check out the Twitter’s official statement about this:
“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. 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.”
Well, whatever the reason of this pull off is, the Twitter users will suffer from it. But only the basic users, who are not reading this article. An extension for your favorite browser Google Chrome is out now, that lets you to bring the Instagram photos back in the Twitter. InstaTwit is the extension I am talking about. If on one hand, the news of end of Instagram’s integration with the Twitter is creating a great buzz in the online world, then on the other side, InstaTwit is also getting good hits.
This extension InstaTwit is listed in the Chrome Store under the ‘Productivity Tools’. The description of InstaTwit is “it is the easiest way to get Instagram photos back in your Twitter feed.” Using this extension is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Just download it from Chrome Store and install it. Once Installed, you will find all the Instagram images, back in Twitter Cards.
Dwolla evangelist Michael Schonfelt, creator of the InstaTwit, states that
“There’s nothing secret here: it scans the tweet text when you click to “open a card”. If it sees an Instagram link, it figures out the photo URL, and injects it right into the card.”
Micheal notifies the Twitter users about his newly created extension InstaTwit that has got the solution for the latest problem in Twitter. He tweeted:
“I just released a Chrome extension that adds Instagram photos back to http://Twitter.com - check it out https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/instatwit/hhalcamddihdpdgdjkjbgikgobnbbpif …”
So all you need to use InstaTwit, is Google Chrome Browser, which most of you will be having already. Right? If this is so, then you are just this extension away from your favorite Twitter, the Twitter which was integrated with Instagram, the Twitter that you all love.
Though this InstaTwit is available for Google Chrome, it would be interesting to see such extensions/plugins for other major browsers like Firefox, Internet Browser. But why to wait for them? If you don’t have Google Chrome, then downloading the same is not a big deal. At least, for the die hard fans of Twitter.
This extension InstaTwit has got five star ratings till now and is waiting for you. So what are you waiting for? Download and install this extension on your Chrome, right away. Don’t forget to rate the extension to help other people.
You can download the InstaTwit by clicking here.