Twitter has just rolled out its new iOS update and it's definitely a quicker way to share tweets on Instagram. The update allows for an easier integration of both platforms, offering a more seamless way to share tweets that can also be redirected back to the Twitter app.
Twitter iOS Update
Back in 2020, Twitter tested out sharing tweets as a sticker on Instagram stories on a select number of iOS users. Now, in an official announcement, all Twitter users on iOS devices will be able to share Tweets directly to their Instagram Stories.
Twitter rolled out a similar feature late last year, allowing users to add tweets into Snapchat as a sticker. Users can manipulate the sticker and customize the post which can then be sent to people or on the user's Snapchat story. Whoever wants to see the rest of the tweet can do so by swiping up on the post.
Previously, tweets can be shared on platforms like Instagram and Snapchat as screenshot photos which are then posted. This was all right for those who simply wanted to post a funny tweet but with no possibility for linking or redirecting back to Twitter, creators and business owners couldn't use it as a tool to convert or generate more interaction.
Not to mention, the process is a bit laborious, taking the screenshot and cropping it before it can be posted out.
Wow. We can now directly share a Tweet to Instagram Story! 😍 pic.twitter.com/g2arqE9KD2— Jason (@smashpOp) June 23, 2021
Now, with the new update, not only can you directly share the tweet easily and redirect people to Twitter to access links or learn more, you can resize, reposition, and customize the Instagram Story as you would any other story post, The Verge says.
This feature is quite handy, especially for users who also use the microblogging platform often and share their tweets to their Instagram just as often, as well as business owners or creators who use Twitter as an important platform to support and promote their business.
However, it is still quite difficult to share Instagram content to Twitter, as Instagram post links shared on Twitter remain as plain URLs with no preview card.
Skip the screenshots –– sharing Tweets to Instagram Stories right from the share menu is now rolling out to everyone on iOS!— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 22, 2021
Tap the share icon on a Tweet and select “Instagram Stories”. Once your Instagram app opens, you can resize/reposition the Tweet sticker before posting. https://t.co/R1qayqMwYl pic.twitter.com/yp82IH5Tuk
Sharing Tweets to Instagram Story
Once you've installed the newest update from the App Store, the integration to Instagram Stories is easy to use. When you've found a tweet you want to share, just tap the share icon underneath the said tweet and select "Instagram Stories" for the list of apps HT Tech says.
Once the Instagram app opens, Twitter added, you can resize or reposition the Tweet sticker. You can also add GIFs, other stickers, and text as you do with any other Instagram Story Post.
Tweeting this just to check out the new feature of sharing a tweet directly on to instagram story! Glad, no more tweet screenshots in my gallery😆— Ahmed Meeran (@ahmedmeeranoffl) June 23, 2021
The Verge notes that this feature works best with text- and image-based tweets. Embedded videos in tweets are imported into Instagram as a static image and do not support playback of the video on the Instagram Story itself.
The process is quick and similar to how you can share songs from Spotify or Apple Music.
Android users will have to wait a little while longer before the same update and functionality can be offered on Android OS.
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