Instagram to start testing a new repost feature
A recent rumour claims that Instagram is developing a function that would let users post content from other accounts. The firm has not yet made the repost option accessible to the general public, but it plans to start testing it with a select group of users soon.
According to a Meta spokesman, “We’re looking into the possibility of resharing posts in Feed — similar to how you can reshare in Stories — so users can share what resonates with them and original authors receive acknowledged for their work.” We anticipate conducting early research with a small sample size very soon.
The first person to notice the new function, according to the report, was social media specialist Matt Navarra, who shared a screenshot of a new Reposts tab. Most likely, this tab will compile people’s reposted content. The Repost option will be available on user profiles in addition to the Posts, Reels, and Tagged Photos sections, as seen in the illustration.
According to the image provided by Navarra, reposts on Instagram will be viewable by your followers on both your profile page and the dedicated repost page.
Users must utilise third-party apps because Instagram does not come with a built-in feature for reposting user content. Sharing workarounds would be less necessary if there was a repost option. Sharing a user’s post is already possible in your Story, but it is also possible on your feed right now. Instagram is aware that many users “Share on Stories” and “Direct Message” their posts with friends. Making it simple to share content with others is now its new objective.