Now, the company has announced a new feature that lets users share posts from Instagram feed directly to their Stories. When you see a post in someone's story, you can tap it to check out the original post and see more from the person who created it.
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Instagram just made it easier to share and highlight in stories the pictures and videos you see in your feed. If you don't want your posts shared to stories by other people, you can easily opt out in settings.More news: Alberta passes legislation to cut off oil supply to BC
In a blog post, Instagram says that re-sharing can only be done from public Instagram accounts. Just like that, the post will appear in your story, with the original poster's handle right below the image. The new re-sharing option now gives users a third way to get their friends' attention.More news: Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'
While technically this new feature is not the "regram" option that Instagram users have been requesting for sometime, it complements the Stories feature. Now you won't have to go through the tedious process of taking a screenshot, then sharing it to your Story - if you want to share your friend's cute puppy pic to your Story, you can do so without leaving the app and while giving your friend the proper credit. Within your Stories, you can rotate, scale or move the sticker around and then tap on it to explore other styles. You can only re-share posts from a public Instagram account.More news: Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to major city, health officials confirm
As Twitter users Jane Manchun Wong spotted, Instagram is also testing a floating Story Tray that will minimize when you scroll. This feature will be coming soon via software update.