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Instagram removes 'cards' integration from Twitter

Social networking rivalry steps up a notch

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Instagram has decided that photo posts to social networking site Twitter will no longer display properly.

The popular photography app, which is owned by Facebook, has taken the fight with Twitter to a new level. Instagram can still tweet their photos, but the 'cards' no longer integrate with Twitter properly meaning photos will appear cropped or distorted. See Best Android Apps.

Twitter said: "Users are experiencing issues with viewing Instagram photos on Twitter. Issues include cropped images."

"This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience. So, when users click on Tweets with an Instagram link, photos appear cropped."

If anyone wants to see the content in all its proper Instagram glory, they will be directed away from Twitter to the Instagram site.

The move comes after Twitter blocked access to its social graph, for finding friends, to Instagram users.

Chief executive of Instagram, Kevin Systrom denied the move had anything to do with the fact it is owned by Facebook, Twitters biggest rival in the social networking market.

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