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Instagram and Twitter dispute

10 December 2012 | Category: Online

The social photo giant Instagram recently took away support for sharing on Twitter, so when you share a photo on Twitter you are shown a link, rather than the image.

While users do not find this move great, Instagram CEO sees it as a good business decision. Twitter has been pushing away third party developers recently, but they said this move was purely Instagram.

The two companies have started the rivalry ever since Facebook took over Instagram, a few months ago. We have seen Facebook look to enact changes to Instagram and try to monetize content.

Twitter released their own filters for the service a week ago as Instagram support loomed. Twitter’s main goal is to bring a microblogging service; taking away some of Instagram’s gold may be a way to get more traffic.

Instagram recently hit a rough spot when users found out the company may be looking to take their photos and sell advertisements based on the photos. Instagram have since denied these rumors, but it does not boast well for user control over what they post.

There have been three sides to this: one, that does not want their photos to be shared with any companies; two, that wants their photos shared for a shared revenue and three, that is fine with selling photos as long as the service stays free.

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