Instagram Tests Regram Feature to Let Users Share Posts

Instagram Tests Regram Feature to Let Users Share Posts

Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram never quite allowed users to reshare posts from others with their own accounts. "Instagram now confirms to TechCrunch that it's testing an option that lets you share public feed posts from other users to your Story". Since people tend to screenshot the content of others and add it to their Stories anyway, this would be an appropriate tool for Instagram users to take full advantage of. It looks like the feature is now available to a small number of users with a wider rollout expected soon. However, those with public accounts may not want to have their posts shared this way either, and Instagram lets you shut it down if that's the case.

Even if Instagram users don't have access to the share feature as yet, the privacy setting is already available.

As explained by an app developer, Zachary Shakked, he said that you will have options for how you want it to appear. After all, it is common for people to share the posts of others by taking screenshots and then posting them. Instagram was also reportedly testing a native re-sharing button, but the feature has not been released yet. For example, it introduced a video feature known as "Go Live with" allowing the users to add friends to live broadcasts.

No word on if or when we'll see Regram for Stories appear as a feature for all Instagram users.



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