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Bring Instagram thumbnails back to Twitter in Chrome

Twitter may have removed official support for displaying image thumbnails to photos uploaded through Instagram, but this Chrome extension can help bring them back to your feed.

My Instagram photos shared on Twitter photos by Nicole Cozma/CNET,Screenshot

Remember when Twitter stopped showing Instagram photo previews to users, both online and in apps? Now you can add those photo previews for Instagram and other third-party photo services back to your Twitter feed, at least on the Web.

This is done through the use of a Chrome extension called Previeweet. The extension actually works for more than just Instagram. While testing it out, I was able to see previews from Instagram, Photobucket, Facebook, Yfrog, Twitpic, Twitvid, Flickr, and Imgur -- which is great, since those are in the list of services that Previeweet says it supports.

To get started, just install a copy of Previeweet for your Chrome Web browser. Head to the entry page for the extension on the Chrome Web Store and click Add to Chrome. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this extension has made it to other Web browsers like Firefox or Opera, but maybe someday?

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

After installing, open a new tab in Chrome and head over to your Twitter feed. As long as you're following people who actually post pictures, you should see previews for each one. If there's no recent photos, try typing "photography" in the search box at the top of the Twitter Web site. You should see the image previews in your results.

Do you still use other services to share photos on Twitter? Or are you just using the official Twitter app? Share your thoughts in the comments!

(Via AddictiveTips)