Instagram Update

Instagram update: Now Better Image preview for the content shared outside the Instagram

1 year ago

In a recent blog, Instagram has announced several new updates that will improve the ways of content that appear outside of Instagram.

According to Instagram, “Image previews will now appear in your Tweet when sharing Instagram posts from public accounts to Twitter. This highlights your content and shows people what they’ll see when they click your link. Our goal is to create a better experience for people who want to see a preview of Instagram content while scrolling on Twitter.”

Instragram update: How Instagram Previews on Twitter Work

To see a preview of an Instagram post on Twitter, the Instagram account needs to be public. While writing a Tweet, include a link to a public Instagram post, the image preview will be shown as a Twitter Card with a thumbnail in the Tweet. When choosing to share to Twitter from Instagram, the caption from the post will appear in addition to the image preview.

Clicking the link of the preview on Twitter will bring you directly to the post on Instagram. All types of Feed posts, like Photos, Videos, Carousels and Reels, will preview when shared on Twitter. Stories won’t show up as previews on Twitter for now.

More Ways to Discover Your Instagram Content

In addition to sharing previews on Twitter, users can also embed their Instagram profiles on a website. Users can share previews of profiles and up to six of their most recent images to encourage people to view more. This will be first available in the United States, and then afterwards to other countries.

How to embed Instagram profile on the web:

To embed an Instagram profile on the web:

  • Go to the profile you want to share.
  • If it’s your profile, click the gear icon. If it’s another profile, click the •••.
  • Click “embed,” then “copy embed code.”
  • Copy and paste the code into your website to display a profile preview.

Seema Jain

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