InstaTwit drama has gone to a crucial way – well that didn’t take too long : After Instagram officially cuts off its photo integration with Twitter, one curious developer has already created a Chrome extension that reverses Instagram’s change on your desktop.
Michael Schonfeld, a developer evangelist at the payments company Dwolla, whipped the InstaTwit extension together in just an hour and a half. Once installed, it places Instagram photos back into Twitter Cards — just as if the drama from this week between the two companies never happened.
“While it’s not a complete solution — InstaTwit won’t help on tablets or smartphones, for example — it’s a nice and simple fix until Instagram can make peace with Twitter.”
Schonfeld notes that both companies could potentially break the extension, but he’s not too worried about that possibility: “On Instagram’s side, they can change the structure of their URL shortener, or even disable direct access to the photo files themselves. In any case, I doubt it’ll be very hard to adjust the extension accordingly.”