Instagram Update Brings Better Image Previews On Twitter

The image previews will now appear in the user's tweet when sharing from public accounts to Twitter.

Instagram previously announced several new updates that will improve the way its user’s content can appear outside of the application. The information was provided by the application via a blog post.

“We heard your feedback and want to make it easier for you to grow your audience and get discovered by better previewing your content in more places,” Instagram said in the post.

As per the update, image previews will now appear in the users tweet when sharing Instagram posts from public accounts to Twitter. This highlights your content and shows people what they will see when they click your link.

Instagram said that with this update its goal is to create a better experience for people who want to see a preview of Instagram content while scrolling on Twitter.

In order to see a preview of an Instagram post on Twitter, the Instagram account needs to be public, whether it is your own or someone else’s.

If you write a tweet and include a link to a public Instagram post, an image preview will be shown as a Twitter Card with a thumbnail in the tweet. If you choose to share to Twitter from Instagram, the caption from the post will appear in addition to the image preview.

Also, clicking the link to the preview on Twitter will bring you directly to the post on Instagram. All types of feed posts, like photos, videos, carousels, and reels, will preview when shared on Twitter. Stories will not show up as previews on Twitter for now.

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How to embed an Instagram profile on the web:

1. Go to the profile you want to share.

2. If it is your profile, click the gear icon. If it is another profile, click the three dots “•••”.

3. Click “embed,” then “copy embed code.”

4. Copy and paste the code into your website to display a profile preview.

Instagram users can choose whether their public posts or profile can be embedded on websites outside of Instagram using a new control for embeds, available in settings. This setting will also only be available to people in the United States to start.

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