Do you remember a time when you posted to Instagram, cross-posted to Twitter and your photo displayed in all its glory?
That stopped quite a while back following a dispute over API shenanigans which I have to confess I know nothing about excepted it resulted in photos displaying as links and not a photo.
However, I do know how to get Instagram pictures to display in Twitter just like the good old days.
Not sure what I mean?
This is an Instagram post shared to Twitter from the Instagram share to Twitter setting
This is an Instagram post shared using this How To IFTTT work around.
Here is the How To… (there is a link to to the full worksheet below too) post photos from Instagram into Twitter and have the picture display instead of a link.
It uses a service called IFTTT (If This Then That) it has a multitude of uses supporting more services than you ever knew existed!
You are going to create an IFTTT account, I sign in with my Google ID. You will locate a ‘recipe’ (the name given to instruction constructed in IFTTT) and activate it to perform the action each time you post a photo to your Instagram feed.
IF I post THIS on Instagram THEN post THAT to Twitter
I hope that sounds logical. IFTTT is all about logic statements which trigger actions.
In a nutshell…
- Create an IFTTT account.
- Locate a predefined ‘recipe’ (the name given to instructions constructed in IFTTT)
- Activate the Instagram instruction to ‘run’ the action each time you post a photo.
Need more instruction? Here the step by step tutorial sheet.
Original article published here