Here’s a super quick fix for a common and annoying social media faux pas involving your Instagram photos.
When you’re scrolling through your newsfeed on Twitter and see people who have shared their Instagram photos to Twitter, doesn’t it frustrate you when you can’t see the photo and have to click the link? Luckily the solution is super easy so let’s get started.
- Create an account with IFTTT (a free web-based service that creates automated online chain actions called ‘Applets’ e.g. if x tweets set y to retweet).
- Search for ‘Tweet Your Instagrams as Native Photos on Twitter’ or simply click here.
- Give IFTTT permission to access your Instagram account by logging in with your username and password.
- Do the same for Twitter.
- Make sure your applet is turned ‘on’ and click ‘check now’ to be sure.
Examples of why this is a social media no brainer!
Here’s an account that just tweets links:
Never knew what it would be like to be a “Soccer Mom” but now that I am one.. I love it 💗 ⚽️… https://t.co/LbgovK3vWj
— SylesteFox10 (@SylesteFox10) February 8, 2018
And here’s an account using IFTT to tweet the native image:
Chandler Regional employees are embracing National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women’s heart health: Peggy Banyai is a structural heart nurse coordinator, joined by cardiac cath nurse Julia Lee ❤️ #GoRedForWomen https://t.co/wYFvJALYs9 pic.twitter.com/1pJhJrAfWz
— Dignity Health AZ (@DignityHealthAZ) February 2, 2018
That’s all that needs to be done! Now when you share Instagram photos of your business or even your personal account on Twitter, your followers will see the actual photo you shared and not a link.
If you are looking for tips on how to make sure more people see your Instagram photos you may want to check out this blog post.