The Like, reunited in Tokyo, October 2013
Screen grab from an Instagram video of a carnival ride shortly before it injured five people tonight in North Carolina. Below is the comment thread attached to the video on Instagram.
Annie Monroe and Marilyn Manson
Unfortunately, when you post to Twitter via Instagram, the image appears like a link.
The image doesn’t show up like images uploaded to Twitter automatically.
There is a very easy hack though.
It involves using a service called IFTTT, which stands for If This, Then This. You will need an account on this service to use this hack.
I just set up a rule that says “If I post a picture to Instagram, it will a) look like it was uploaded to Twitter and b) post to Twitter automatically.”
The rule lives here: https://ifttt.com/recipes/129391
If you primarily use Instagram to post pictures — and want them to appear as native Twitter pictures, please feel free to steal my rule.
If this works, it’s a great idea. Well, it’s a great idea even if it doesn’t work. I stopped using IG a while back, but I wish everyone I followed on twitter would post their IG photos this way, so they didn’t open a new tab every time.
A sample of the ads coming to Instagram (though this particular ad is FOR Instagram, so it’s very instagrammy. If you’re an Instagram user, get used to it.
Via the Instagram tumblr:
If you’re in the United States, you’ll see the sample ad above sometime in the coming week. This is a one-time ad from the Instagram team that’s meant to give you a sense for the look and feel of the ads you will see.
You’ll know a photo or video is an advertisement when you see the “Sponsored” label where the time stamp normally would be. Tap this label to learn more about how advertising works on Instagram.
We want ads to be creative and engaging, so we’re starting with just a handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community. If you see an ad that doesn’t interest you, you can tap the “…” below it to hide it and provide feedback about what you didn’t like. This will help us show you more interesting ads in the future.
If you’re an Instagram user, please help them select ads by overtly clicking twice to acknowledge that you’re looking at their ads.
Annie Monroe, via instagram