Instagram unveils a new feature for users to re-share a post

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno September 21, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 9:28 PM

Instagram introduced its new feature which gives an access to share a post of other accounts in their timeline.

The new feature has a selection where a user has an option if they want to share a photo. The selection is located at the upper right of the posted image that has a three dot “…” menu. According to The Verge, the new “share to feed” option will show at the lower part of a username and image of the user who shared the post. The user has only a limited of two times in sharing a photo which is said to be become visible in a stack above the post.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s Co-Founder, told Wired last year, “We debate the re-share thing a lot. Because obviously people love the idea of re-sharing content that they find. Instagram is full of awesome stuff. In fact, one of the main ways people communicate over Instagram Direct now is actually they share content that they find on Instagram. So that’s been a debate over and over again. But really that decision is about keeping your feed focused on the people you know rather than the people you know finding other stuff for you to see. And I think that is more of a testament of our focus on authenticity and on the connections you actually have than about anything else.”

Instagram has not yet give further information about the new feature. The company has not confirmed if the “share to feed” feature is going to launch globally.

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