Twitter currently allows iOS clients simply share tweets as Instagram Stories
Twitter’s iOS application has been updated to let anybody quickly and easily share tweets to their Instagram Story, Twitter has reported. The feature works utilizing the iOS share sheet: simply tap the share icon under any tweet, and select “Instagram Stories” from the list of applications. Once in Instagram, the tweet can be resized, re-positioned, and adorned with the picture service’s standard selection of text, stickers, music, and annotations.
Obviously, you’ve generally had the option of screenshotting tweets and physically uploading them into an Instagram Story. In any case, the new interface makes the cycle much simpler, and the results are slicker. Nonetheless, it appears to work better with text-and image-based tweets until further notice — I gave the element a shot on a tweet with an embedded video, and discovered Instagram imported it’s anything but a static image.
While it’s presently simpler to share tweets to Instagram, it’s still similarly as hard to share Instagram substance to Twitter. Posting an Instagram connect on Twitter actually appears as a plain URL, without a review card. The functionality disappeared way back in 2012, and shows no sign of returning at any point in the near future.
Twitter’s official integration with Instagram Stories follows comparable functionality added to Snapchat last year. Like the Snapchat integration, Twitter is just making the new sharing feature available to iOS clients for the time being, and it hasn’t mentioned when it very well may be free on Android.