In an ever growing feud between Facebook and Twitter , Instagram has banned the use of Instagram photos in tweets. This is another chapter of the quest of Twitter and Facebook to be the top social network. Facebook won the first round vs Twitter when they Outbid Twitter for Instagram. The second round was won by Twitter when Twitter prevented Instagram users using Twitter data to find friends. On December 6th when Instagram stop allowing their pictures on Twitter, Facebook is try increase the number people who have an Instagram account and to make Instagram a feature of only Facebook and not a feature of other social media outlets.
Tammy Kahn Fennell explains how the Instagram’s update will effects Twitter users whe she writes,
Strictly speaking, users can still do this. The only feature being disabled is the ability to view it in the tweet stream (photo left). In the future, users can upload to Twitter and a link will be posted, allowing the user to click and view the content on Instagram itself.
Facebook began to recognize Twitter as a competitor when Facebook changed their page outlook when they add the Timeline feature to look more like Twitter. Over the next Few years Twitter and Facebook will continue to fight to be the top of the field in an attempt to force the other out of business and keep trying to come out with the next great advancement in the field of social media.