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Instagram testing support for sharing others’ posts to your Story

San Francisco:  Instagram is currently testing a feature that would let users share others’ posts in their Stories. It will work with accounts which are public.

Instagram has confirmed it is testing an option that lets you “regram” public feed posts from other users to your Story, as reported by TechCrunch.

For those who have access to the new feature, it will appear as “Add post to your story” when you tap the share icon underneath a post. If you don’t want your public posts to be shared in this way, there is the option to change your privacy settings. Even if your account doesn’t have the ability to currently reshare, you should still see the option now for “Allow Resharing to Stories” if you go to Settings > Story Settings.

“We are always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram,” the company said.

However, the catch is that the feature would only work with accounts that are public. Further, if those with public accounts do not want their posts to be shared this way, Instagram lets you take that option as well.

The Facebook-owned app launched text-only Stories in January and began allowing users to follow hashtags in December.

What do you think of Instagram’s solution for sharing posts from other users? Do you like it or would you rather the company add “Regram” button? Let us know down in the comments.



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