• Instagram is testing a ‘regram' feature to natively repost content

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    On Twitter there's the retweet button. Facebook has the share icon. On Instagram, nothing. To date, users have had to get creative in their attempts to repost content from other accounts on to their own timelines. Some used third-party apps that were just as good, sometimes better, at stealing data and hijacking accounts as they were at actually sharing content. Others just downloaded or screenshotted the original, and then republished it to their own feed - hopefully with a citation to the original. For years, though, Instagram users have been asking for a native share feature, just like...
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  • Instagram is reportedly testing a way to let you easily re-share someone else's photo - a feature users have been begging for

    Instagram is reportedly testing a way to let you easily re-share someone else's photo - a feature users have been begging for

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Instagram is reportedly testing a feature that lets users reshare other users' photos - something users have wanted for a long time.
    It would work similarly to Twitter's retweet button, or shares on Facebook.
    The experimental feature could transform the photo-sharing app.
    There has always been one feature conspicuously absent from Instagram compared to other social networks: Re-sharing.
    Twitter lets users retweet other people's tweets onto their profile, while Facebook users can share posts from other users and pages, but Instagram has never added similar functionality.
    But that might be...
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  • Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed

    Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    After years of resistance, Instagram is now testing a way for you to reshare posts from other accounts to your own feed. The feature, which company executives have long resisted for fear it would corrupt the personal nature of the app, could bring new life to the main feed at a time when it is becoming rapidly eclipsed by ephemeral stories. But if resharing is rolled out to the entire user base, it could also invite in fake news, influence campaigns, and other negative consequences that Instagram parent Facebook has been working to address since the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential...
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