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Instagram ‘repost’ feature under testing

Instagram ‘repost’ feature under testing

Users may soon be able to repost other people’s posts or Reels on Instagram thanks to a new feature.

Social media analyst Matt Navarra saw it and tweeted a screenshot of it.

It displayed the “Reposts” tab on the new profile. Later, Instagram acknowledged testing the function in a statement to TechCrunch.

“We’re exploring the ability to reshare posts in Feed – similar to how you can reshare in Stores – so people can share what resonates with them, and so original creators are credited for their work[…] We plan to test this soon with a small number of people.”

The most popular method for reposting or sharing posts right now is to include them in a 24-hour-old article.

Instead of sending reposted content to stories, this new “Repost” option would send it to the main feeds of a user’s followers.

Each of Twitter and TikTok’s related features is unique.

The repost option is intended to “recommend a post your friends may enjoy by reposting it to a feed or story,” according to the shared screenshots.

Followers will be able to respond to the reposted content by sending a message to the reposter by using the Repost tool, which is located in the share menu of a post or reel.

Meanwhile, followers can view the reposts tab in a user’s profile. Users can have the option to edit a repost before sharing it.

In an effort to compete with TikTok, a platform for short videos, Instagram recently made a big push with Reels and video content.

Prior to that, the social media app was pushing the store feature. This placed Instagram’s initial idea of a site for sharing images on hold.