Make your Instagram Photos show up in your Twitter Timeline.
August 15, 2018
Do you remember a time when you posted to Instagram, cross-posted to Twitter and your photo displayed in all its glory?
That stopped quite a while back following a dispute over API shenanigans which I have to confess I know nothing about.
However, I do know how to get Instagram pictures to display in Twitter just like the good old days.
Not sure what I mean?
This is an Instagram post shared to Twitter from the Instagram share to Twitter setting
Friday freshen up at our clients Peters Shoes - best product and… https://t.co/Ms92zKEfdD— Box Property (@boxprop1) May 11, 2018
This is an Instagram post shared using the technique outlined in this HowTo worksheet.
The next best thing to meeting up with @audio for the price of a single coffee! Reflecting on business objectives. pic.twitter.com/5wy5S74o7h— Caron (CJ) Lyon (@pcmcreative) May 31, 2018
Here is the How To... post photos from Instagram into Twitter and have the picture display instead of a link.
It uses a service called IFTTT (If This Then That) it has a multitude of uses supporting more services than you ever knew existed!
You are going to create an IFTTT account, I sign in with my Google ID. You will locate a 'recipe' (the name given to instruction constructed in IFTTT) and activate it to perform the action each time you post a photo to your Instagram feed.
IF I post THIS on Instagram THEN post THAT to Twitter
I hope that sounds logical. IFTTT is all about logic statements which trigger actions.
In a nutshell...
- Create an IFTTT account.
- Locate a predefined 'recipe' (the name given to instructions constructed in IFTTT)
- Activate the Instagram instruction to ‘run’ the action each time you post a photo.
Need more instruction? Here the step by step tutorial sheet.