Instagram will now let you re-share public posts to your Stories

18 May, 2018, 09:58 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

To share a feed post to your story, just tap the paper airplane button below the post, just as you would to send it via Direct. This is contrary to the regram or repost option where you share without repurposing the story'.

Instagram just made it easier to share and highlight in stories the pictures and videos you see in your feed. The new re-sharing feature also allows you to add your own commentary and tag others in the shared Instagram post. " said Instagram in a blog post".

The company may not be done rolling out new features for Stories yet - continual improvement of this popular product is one way Instagram (and parent Facebook) is able to challenge Snapchat, which first popularized the Story format. Stories has gotten the lion's share of attention, having ballooned to 300 million daily active users in a relatively short period of time.

Earlier it was reported that the team of Instagram has added the feature to their own payment for your application for some users.

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Now, when you tap that icon, you get a new option called "Add Post to Your Story" in addition to seeing list of your friends. Within your Stories, you can rotate, scale or move the sticker around and then tap on it to explore other styles. It is unclear if this is as far as Instagram will go to allow users to reshare posts, or if this will be a separate feature from regramming.

At the moment the feature is only available on Android devices.

That potential source of traffic may encourage some Instagram users to create posts specifically designed for this new sharing format, given it could increase their account's exposure to a wider audience.

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