Instagram tests its version of the retweet but thru Stories

Yolanda Curtis
February 8, 2018

Seeing that this is something that a lot of Instagram users would want, it's very likely that Instagram will roll out this new feature to everyone at some point in the near future.

Instagram still doesn't have a native "Regram" feature that allows users to repost other people's posts, but the company is testing a new feature that's very similar to it.

According to app developer Zachary Shakked, who is now testing the new feature, when you "regram" others' content into your Story, Instagram gives options for how you want it to appear. If your Instagram account is public then others will be able to share your posts on their Stories.

And in October of a year ago, Instagram introduced a video feature called "Go Live With" that allows users to add friends in to live broadcasts.

Facebook-owned Instagram confirmed the new tests to TechCrunch, and Twitter user and Creator of Command for Instagram Zachary Shakked shared a screenshot of the feature being tested.

According to TechCrunch who confirmed the test with Instagram, the photo-sharing service is now developing a feature where you can share pictures and videos in your timeline to your Story.

Instagram Stories recently hit 300 million users in November 2017.

Instagram is launching a feature that alerts users when their story has been screenshotted by somebody else. People can tap on the reshared post to see the original version.

Instagram confirmed the test in a statement to TechCrunch and said, "We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram". Any user who doesn't want their posts to be shared can turn off the feature in "Settings".

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