Instagram tests new sharing feature – Regram

Regram

After the business scheduling feature and animated GIFs sticker for stories, Instagram tests yet another update, Regram – no prizes for guessing what it does.

Regram however has a slight twist to the usual share which is on Facebook. It will basically be a new option which helps share posts from other users to your story. This new button might help add comments and put stickers to a meme before you share it. In TechCrunch‘s Josh Constine’s words, “For users whose lives aren’t so interesting, resharing could give them something to post.”

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Instagram app developer Zachary Shakked tweeted about ‘Regram’ and later Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch about testing the new feature. ” We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram.”

Zachary Shakked shared various details in his tweet – ‘you can move, resize and also rotate the posts which can formatted two different ways.’

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For those who’re not comfortable about others sharing their story, could change their privacy settings which will offer an option – Allow re-sharing stories which can be turned off.  An option that is available now to however for different reasons.

As of now users have the option to re-share posts with an independent re-gram app, re-sharing posts to stories could mean a huge boost for the app, which has managed to maintain a lead over rival, Snapchat so far.

Regram could be one of the very few story features that were first featured on Instagram.


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