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You can now share tweets to Instagram Stories without taking a single screenshot

Instagram logo on a Galaxy S10
Instagram logo on a Galaxy S10 (Image credit: Joe Maring / iMore)

What you need to know

  • You can now put a tweet into an Instagram Story as a sticker right from the Twitter app.
  • Users previously had to take screenshots of tweets like animals.

Twitter has ended a great international nightmare by making it easier than ever to share tweets via Instagram Stories. Now, Twitter can output a tweet as a sticker and feed it right into Instagram.

Previously, users had to take screenshots of the tweets that they wanted to share and then put them into a Story manually. No more!

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Few would argue that Twitter is the best iPhone app in the App Store but this move will make a lot of people happy.

Twitter made the announcement alongside the unleashing of its Twitter Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces feature yesterday, two additions that are designed to make it easier for people to make money from their Twitter followers. There are hefty limitations on who can be part of both programs, while the new Instagram Stories improvement is something we can all enjoy right out of the gate.

Twitter has been adding new features to its social media service and apps at a pace of late and after years of stagnation that's a welcome sight – even if it won't approve my verification request even though I meet the criteria.

Not that I'm bitter, of course. Nope.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.