Instagram ‘Repost’ Will Become Easy, Seamless: New Features For Repost Being Tested
In a recent development, we bring to you another potential feature, currently being tested by famous social networking service Instagram, which could soon hit the users.
In this feature, users will be able to repost others’ Instagram posts or Reels, which currently is only possible on Instagram stories.
Currently, users can only reshare stories of their friends, that too shortcuts of their friends’ stories, which as per the norms of IG stories, disappears after 24 hours.
However, the special part about the new feature would be that unlike resharing on stories, the reposts on accounts or IG feeds would remain there for as long as the user wants, meaning no scenario of automatic delete after a certain period of time.
The new feature was spotted and brought into attention by the social media analyst Matt Navarra. He tweeted, “Instagram Reposts Tab on profiles?! What’s dis Adam?”, while attaching a screenshot of a ‘Reposts’ tab on Instagram.
“We’re exploring the ability to reshare posts in Feed – similar to how you can reshare in Stores – so people can share what resonates with them, and so original creators are credited for their work. We plan to test this soon with a small number of people,” said a Meta spokesperson in an email to TechCrunch.
Once the repost feature is added, there would not be any hassle for workarounds when it comes to resharing posts.
Instagram is likely aware that many of its users already use the Stories share feature and also use DMs to share posts with friends, and is now trying to give users a better way to widely share posts they like, stated the report.
The option for reposting or the new feature will be available on Instagram’s share menu and while sharing a repost, users can also write their own thoughts, same as writing a caption on a story or post, though this is yet to be confirmed.