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Instagram Now Automatically Translates Twitter Mentions

By October 21, 2012

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People absolutely love sharing their Instagram photos on Twitter, but streamlining the sharing experience between the two has been difficult for users that have different @usernames for both services.

Yesterday, Instagram published a blog update explaining that sharing Instagram photos on Twitter would be more seamless now that the service can translate @usernames.

From the Instagram blog:

If the @mentioned user has integrated Instagram with Twitter:

  • The user's Instagram username will show in the photo caption
  • The user's Twitter username will show in the tweet

If the @mentioned user hasn't integrated Instagram with Twitter:

  • The user's Instagram username will show in the photo caption
  • The @ sign will be take away from the username when shared on Twitter

For @mentions that can't be matched to any Instagram usernames, the @ sign will stay there when shared to Twitter.

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