On day 2 at LeWeb Paris 2012, Kevin Systrom addressed the announcement that Instagram is no longer using the twitter card integration that allows twitter to display instagram photos in users’ streams.
You can watch the announcement on YouTube here.
Systrom explained the move saying, ”Just recently we launched web profiles and revamped all of our web properties…” “We wanted to make sure to direct users to where the content lives originally, to make sure that users on instagram get the full experience of instagram.”
He also said that they still have a healthy relationship with Twitter.
“We will always always be integrated with twitter in the way that you can tweet out a photo from Instagram to twitter”, said Systrom.
There’s speculation that the move was retribution for twitter shutting off their follow graph, preventing Instagram from allowing users to find their friends on Instagram by logging into twitter but Systrom insisted that this isn’t the case.
View more photos from Kevin’s talk on flickr here.