Instagram is developing another new feature that imitates other social networks.
Like Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, Instagram will allow users to “repost” someone else’s content on their timeline.
According to reports, the latest feature has been in development since May.
Instagram users are not entirely new to sharing another user’s post for their followers to see. To share public posts with their followers, users can only do so through direct messaging or Instagram Stories.
With this new feature, users may share a post directly from their feeds instead of needing to screenshot, repost, or find it elsewhere.
It’s been reported that Instagram has changed its cross-platform sharing choices in addition to reposts within your feed. Now, sharing to Snapchat, Messenger, or WhatsApp is prioritized over direct-to-DM sharing, which is again similar to TikTok’s approach.
As part of its apparent shift to TikTok, Instagram pushed back a test that would have moved the app toward an AI-powered stream of full-screen images and videos.
In another test, Instagram users can mark multiple posts as “not interested” to train the suggestion algorithm accordingly.
“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,” Seine Kim, a spokesperson from Meta, said an email statement. “We plan to test this soon with a small number of people,” but noted that the feature isn’t publicly available to test yet.