The $1 billion dollar company Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook in recent times, has said that they will be dropping the ‘Find Twitter Friends’ feature, as those who were looking for their friends through their Twitter contacts were unable to do so today. TechCrunch noted that Twitter has already removed Instagram’s access to its API, and this particular change has also gone into effect with the most recent Instagram app update. Before the app update was released, Instagram users were able to pick the “Twitter friends” option under “Find friends”, and Instagram will continue to go through the selected Twitter account so that they can look for followers on the photo service. After applying the update though, doing so will result in a pop-up message whenever they tap “Twitter friends,” which will result in “Twitter no longer allows its users to access this information in Instagram via the Twitter API. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The change will affect the iOS and Android versions of Instagram in this case, but bear in mind that complete Twitter/Instagram integration has not yet been fully removed, since users can still continue to post photos to Twitter using Instagram. The folks over at Twitter has yet to comment on the situation.