LinkedIn users are no longer able to have their tweets automatically sent to their feed, following Twitter’s recent updates and decision to more strictly enforce its API rules.

As LinkedIn helpfully suggested in its blog post on the subject, users who want the two channels of communication to remain synced will have to post first to LinkedIn.By ticking the “share” button, they then can push their update to Twitter. They just can’t sync in the other direction.

Or to quote Ryan Roslansky, head of  Content Products at LinkedIn: “We know many of you value Twitter as an additional way to broadcast professional content beyond your LinkedIn connections. Moving forward, you will still be able to share your updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn.”

The previous relationship between LinkedIn and Twitter had been in place for over two years.

Related links:

LinkedIn blog – Sharing Professional Content on LinkedIn and Twitter

Twitter – Developer Rules of the Road

Twitter developer blog – Delivering a consistent Twitter experience

CNET – LinkedIn bows to Twitter over tweet traffic direction

The Next Web – LinkedIn will stop sharing Tweets on users profiles to comply with newly enforced Twitter rules

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