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It looks like Twitter is using Instagram to promote its own app.
On Wednesday, Twitter’s official Instagram account shared its first posts in a while and in doing so savagely called out Instagram for the fact that so many people use the photo-sharing app to post screenshots of tweets.
In six separate Instagram posts, Twitter posted a screenshots of an Aug, 9 2019, tweet from @Miagrassia28 that reads, “instagram is literally just screenshots of tweets and i think @Twitter should call them out.” Burn. 🔥
As you can see in the screenshot, @Miagrassia28’s tweet only had six likes at the time of Twitter sharing it to Instagram.
At the time of writing this post the tweet has 57 likes, and the replies show that the @TwitterNotify account — which Twitter uses to give users a “heads up” when they feature profiles, Tweets, videos, or other content shared to the app — reached out to ask permission in late August.
Hi! We’d like to spotlight this Tweet in Twitter promo materials. Let us know if you have any objections!
— Twitter Notify (@TwitterNotify) August 28, 2019
Follow us so we can DM you!
— Twitter Notify (@TwitterNotify) August 30, 2019
After Twitter’s troll post began to gain traction, Twitter began doing exactly what it called out Instagram for and started posting additional screenshots of tweets to its account. Instagram has been sharing content to Twitter for quite some time now, and Twitter has posted to Instagram before, but deleted its posts to start fresh trolling. According to Twitter’s Instagram bio, Twitter’s IG account now solely exists to share “Screenshots of Tweets.” What a time to be alive.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that Twitter gets permission from all users before sharing screenshots of their tweets to Instagram.
Your move, Instagram.