Instagram seems to be releasing a feature that users have been asking for a long time. Photo sharing app belongs to Meta is currently testing the repost feature to make it easier for users to share photos belonging to others in their feed.
The new feature was first discovered by social media consultant Matt Navarra on his profile courtesy of Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri. In a statement to TechCrunch, Instagram plans to test this feature in the near future involving a number of users.
“We’re exploring options for re-sharing posts in Feed — similar to how you reshare in Stories. — so that people can share what they love, and so that original creators get credit for their work,” said a Meta spokesperson, as quoted by TechCrunch, Sunday (11/9/2022).
From the screenshots shared by Matt Navarra on Twitter, Instagram will add a Reposts tab containing posts re-shared by users. This tab will be placed in the user’s profile, along with the tabs of posts, reels, and tagged photos.
Instagram has introduced the repost feature for Stories since 2018. But until now, users cannot repost other people’s posts in the feed, except using third-party applications. With the presence of this feature, Instagram users no longer need to rely on third-party applications to repost other people’s content.
The repost feature on social media was first popularized by Twitter through the Retweet feature. This feature has been adopted by many other social media platforms, including Instagram and TikTok. -his. But videos reposted on TikTok will only be visible on followers’ For You pages, and not on user profiles.
For the repost feature tested by Instagram, reposted posts will appears in the feed of followers and will be displayed in the user’s profile in the available tabs.
It seems Instagram has been developing this repost feature a few months ago. Application researcher Alessandro Paluzzi first reported on the development of this feature in May.
Like other new feature trials, it is not yet known when Instagram will release this feature to all users. Maybe Instagram will share more information once this feature enters the trial period.
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