Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, Twitter Blocks Their API Access

Posted July 26, 2012 at 9:36pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9875 views

Instagram has reached a milestone of having 80 million users world wide. However, the image sharing company, which is now owned by Facebook, released an update today which removes Twitter API access.

The company claims that "Twitter no longer allows its users to access this information in Instagram via the Twitter API."

Users can still post their images to Twitter, however the find friends feature is no longer working.

We're excited to announce that the Instagram community has grown to over 80 million registered users who have shared nearly 4 billion photos! Since we launched Instagram in October 2010, we've expanded from one platform to two, bringing Instagram to Android users as well as iOS users.

What's New in Version 2.5.1
- Bug fixes
- New Flickr authentication support

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Nitro Junkie - July 27, 2012 at 1:21am
I bet it was Facebook and not Twitter that disabled that feature. All so that users would maybe use and post to Facebook instead.
tink - July 27, 2012 at 3:28am
Instagram is owned by Facebook they bought it this year. All teenagers are using instagram.they are trying to avoid Facebook . Facebook is going to end up just like myspace.
datumax - July 27, 2012 at 1:02pm
Actually, this could have been a strategy play on Facebook's part. They basically just snuck through a backdoor into Twitter's database and collected 80 million handles they can now add to their database and associate with their users. If you think of it that way, they got a steal. Why wouldn't you want to have the account info of 1/3 of your primary competitors client-base? That just added huge value to Facebook's database, which they will and license as they see fit. IMHO, I think this round goes to Zuckerberg.
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