Twitter announced Thursday that it has added support for sharing tweets directly to Instagram Stories and Snapchat. The ability to quickly “post” a tweet on Instagram was first introduced on iOS last year. Twitter users on Android can select direct tweets to share their stories on the popular photo and video sharing service without taking screenshots, which can help reduce clutter on their smartphones. The microblogging service on Thursday announced support for LinkedIn Sharing on both Android and iOS.
On Thursday, Twitter announced that users on Android can now share tweets directly to Instagram and Snapchat. Users who have updated to the latest version can click the share button, then tap the Instagram icon to share the tweet on their Instagram stories.
We enjoyed the tweet. Now everyone should enjoy it too.
Sharing tweets directly to Snapchat and Instagram Stories is now available on Android (already on iOS!).
And we added LinkedIn sharing on Android and iOS. Tap the share icon on a tweet to try it out.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) 8 September 2022
After sharing a tweet on Instagram, users can rotate, rotate, or resize the tweet to improve the visibility of certain content. They can then share it as a story or send it to individual users or a group.
However, like iOS, the person sharing the tweet to their Instagram stories or the people who see it won’t be able to tap it or interact with it in any way. This means users won’t be able to see replies to tweets unless the person who shared the tweet has shared the link on their Instagram Stories.
Just as Twitter does not allow users to retweet any tweets posted by a protected account, the feature will not allow users to share protected tweets on Instagram Stories or Snapchat to protect users’ privacy on the microblogging service.
It’s worth noting that the ability to share tweets on Instagram on Android comes a year after it was introduced on Twitter for iOS. From June 2021, users can post tweets from their timeline to their Instagram Stories.