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Instagram Blocks Telegram, Snapchat Links On Its Platform

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Instagram on Thursday, began blocking links on its platform to some of its rival platforms.

The Facebook-owned photo sharing network confirmed it is disallowing ‘add me’ deep-linking to Telegram and Snapchat.

Until recently, users were able to include links to a range of social networking website on the ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ section of their account.

The action was first publicly noted by telegrams twitter account.

“We’ve removed the ability to include ‘add me’ links on Instagram profile pages. This was a rare use-case, and not the way our platform was intended to be used. Other types of links are still allowed,” an Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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However, the service is still allowing “other types of links” on the platform such as links to their blogs, websites, Twitter handle, Facebook profile, YouTube channel and iTunes.