- Late last week, some of Twitter's top users received prompts encouraging them to stop using Instagram links in favor of posting photos directly to the platform.
- The prompt showed users the difference in appearance between posting an Instagram link and uploading a photo directly -- mainly that the photo appears automatically in the feed.
- Many Twitter influencers continue to share Instagram links rather than direct upload photos -- including Justin Bieber, LeBron James, and Seth Rogan.
I love it!!! Home Sweet Home http://t.co/yN47UUNSrc— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 21, 2015
Haha saw this driving pretty sick http://t.co/19o491y7VJ— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 8, 2015
Happy Wu-Wednesday. http://t.co/o1Iyng1FMN— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 21, 2015
There's no denying that natively uploaded photos looks better on Twitter and likely grab more attention than just an Instagram link. But ever since Twitter disabled non-native photo sharing over two years ago, Instagram has become a social force outpacing Twitter. So unless Twitter decides to cave and allow for Instagram posts to be embedded into tweets, it looks like the social site is facing an uphill battle with its users.