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Bye, Felicia: Instagram drops Foursquare, Swarm, and Flickr cross-posting support

Bye, Felicia: Instagram drops Foursquare, Swarm, and Flickr cross-posting support
For a week or so, Instagram has been lacking the options to instantly share your posts on either Foursquare, Swarm (Foursquare's check-in app), or Flickr. Currently, Instagram users can only cross-post to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

This change got officially acknowledged by Foursquare's Swarm's Twitter account, which prompted users to let Instagram know they want their check-ins back. No specific reason for the non-existent support was given by Foursquare, leaving us with speculation only.

Meanwhile, a Flickr employee explained in the image-sharing network's forums that one of the possible reasons for the dropped support might be a year-old unfixed bug that prevented Instagram from communicating with Flickr correctly. The opposite exercise—cross-posting Flickr posts to Instagram—is seemingly working a-ok, with images appearing in the proper resolution and the original quality. There seems to be a workaround that involves popular automation app IFTTT, which can be explored in-depth here.

Have you been using these cross-posting options on Instagram? Are you sad to see them go?

source: Flickr, @SwarmApp via TNW

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