Instagram Pulls Support for Twitter Cards, Confusion Ensues

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Confusion on Twitter was rampant Wednesday as users noticed something was wrong with Instagram photos on the social network.

Pictures appeared incorrectly cropped. However, the issue was less considered a bug and apparently initiated by Instagram itself.

It now appears the popular photo sharing app’s support for Twitter cards has been pulled following what Instagram founder Kevin Systrom sees as an expansion of the site’s web presence.

“We’ve since launched several improvements to our website that allow users to directly engage with Instagram content through likes, comments, hashtags and now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives,” stated Systrom in an email to CNNMoney.

Twitter acknowledged the move in a status update Wednesday, stating, “This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience.”

Instagram is currently readying the availability of user profiles via the web. In April, top social network Facebook announced it’d purchase the popular photo editing app for the sum of $1 billion.