In line with its social media peers, Instagram is in the process of testing the ‘reposts’ tab, a new feature which will give users the ability to repost other users’ posts and reels to their feed as well as to their DMs and stories.
First spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, the company confirmed this new feature in a statement to TechCrunch. “We’re exploring the ability to reshare posts in Feed — similar to how you can reshare in Stories — so people can share what resonates with them, and so original creators are credited for their work.”
The spokesperson added: “we plan to test this soon with a small number of people.”
The addition of the new feature removes the need to use third-party apps, a practice that users have been doing to reshare posts they like to their feed. After the release, all reshared posts will appear in the ‘reposts’ tab with the user’s thoughts, which will be placed next to the posts, reels and tagged photos tabs on the user’s profile.
The ‘reposts’ tab has been months in the making, with the first report coming from app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, who shared the news on Twitter.
It remains unknown when Instagram is planning to release this feature more widely.
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