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Weeks Before Facebook Acquired Instagram, Twitter Nearly Bagged It For $525 Million

Weeks Before Facebook Acquired Instagram, Twitter Nearly Bagged It For $525 Million

Late last week, Instagram — now owned by Facebook — confirmed it had disabled Twitter integration, and the ability for users to see Instagram “cards” or previews in their timelines. While it’s not a massive issue for Twitter users, who will still gets links to Instagram photos, it marks the first major breakdown between the two social services since the Facebook acquisition.

But things could have been very different. Weeks before Facebook bought Instagram, Twitter was close to acquiring the photo sharing service for just $525 million.

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