Instagram confirms a bug broke link previews in iMessage

Instagram and iMessage aren’t on speaking terms. Well, in a small technical way that’s made sending Instagram posts by text slightly more annoying, that is.

Have you noticed recently that Instagram links are not generating previews when sent through iMessage? I noticed this irritation a few months ago, and people have been complaining about it on Reddit, too. Instead, all that appears when you try to send an Instagram post to someone is the ugly Instagram URL, and users have to click through to see the post. The horror!

It wasn’t always this way — Instagram previews used to work fine. The particularly weird thing about this issue is that Instagram previews only seem to cause an issue in iMessage, not when sent through other platforms, like Slack. And links from other websites, like Twitter or Google, preview fine when sent through iMessage.  Read more…
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