Now you can stick other people's Instagram posts in your Stories

James Marshall
May 18, 2018

No, it's not a "regram" option.

Instagram hopes that such a feature will make it easier to promote friends and brands that you like in your story. Stories has gotten the lion's share of attention, having ballooned to 300 million daily active users in a relatively short period of time.

To do this, tap the paper airplane icon like you were sending a message and hit the "create a story" option at the top. Posts share to stories as a sticker that users can rearrange, resize, and place on customizable backgrounds before posting. Of course, only posts from public accounts can be shared via the Stories. You can rotate, scale and move the sticker - and tap it to explore other styles.

The original poster's name will always appear on the Story post, and will link to their Instagram page. There's also an option to opt out of the feature if you don't want other people to share your posts in their Instagram stories.

That potential source of traffic may encourage some Instagram users to create posts specifically designed for this new sharing format, given it could increase their account's exposure to a wider audience.

Today, we're introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story.

As Twitter users Jane Manchun Wong spotted, Instagram is also testing a floating Story Tray that will minimize when you scroll.

Today's updates are now available on Android and will be coming to iOS in the coming days.

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