May 1, 2012
When you create an image on Instagram, you have an option to cross-post a link to it on Twitter. But when you write a tweet on Twitter, do you normally get to cross-post an image of it on Instagram? No. To paraphrase the famous saying, an Instagram picture may already be worth a thousand words, or tweets, as it were. But for those of you who wish to ”tweet” on your Instagram feed by having messages styled into images, there’s the newly updated Tweegram to help you out. Updated to version 2.0 just a few hours ago, Tweegram now sports a new interface as well as a brand new icon. The graphic redesign looks great, but many users are up in arms about the update, as evidenced by the one-star reviews they have left in the app’s App Store page. Their gripe is not that they’re not comfortable with the overhaul, though. It’s that they can’t seem to use the features that they previously had access to after they upgraded to the app’s pro version. Available via in-app purchase, Tweegram Pro removes the character limit in messages and unlocks premium styles. What the app’s dissatisfied users don’t seem to realize is that there’s an option to restore their pro purchase and start accessing the pro features again. What Natrobit, the developer of the app, failed to accomplish is to automatically carry over the pro status to the redesigned app without requiring users to do anything. Also introduced by the update is the ability to get Tweegram Pro by means of a promo code. Natrobit promises to give away promo codes every week on Twitter, so make sure to follow @Natrobit if you’re so inclined. Finally, swipe gestures have been added for easier style switching. Tweegram is available in the App Store for free, while Tweegram Pro is available in-app for $1.99. Aside from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr are also supported in the app’s sharing options.