Instagram is moving forward to give users the ability to repost other users’ posts and reels, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch. Although Meta’s company has not yet released the repost feature to the public, it is planning to start testing it with selected users.
“We’re exploring the ability to re-share posts in the Feed – similar to how you can re-share Stories – so people can share things that about them, so the original creators are rewarded for their work,” a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email. “We plan to test this with a small number of people.”
The new phenomenon was first discovered by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who posted a screenshot showing the Reposts tab. The tab may be home to all posts and reels that users have re-shared to their accounts. According to Screenshot, the Repost tab will appear in users’ profiles alongside the posts, reels and selected photos tabs.
Currently there is no direct way to repost another user’s post on Instagram, but users who want to share posts sometimes use third-party apps to do so. The addition of the repost feature eliminates the need for manual labor when it comes to sharing posts. You should know that while you can share someone’s post in your profile, this upcoming reposting feature will allow you to share the post in your feed. Instagram knows that many of its users use social media and also use DMs to share posts with friends, and is now trying to give users a better way to share in the media they like.
The concept of reposts on social media is said to have originated from Twitter’s Retweet feature, which was later adopted by other sites. Instagram’s plans for a repost feature come as TikTok is testing its own version of Twitter’s retweet and adding a new “Repost” button that will allow users to increase shares. videos on the site by sharing them with their own followers. But unlike a Twitter retweet, videos on TikTok don’t appear on your own TikTok account, because they’re sent to friends’ world feeds for you.
In the case of Instagram, the reposts will appear in the student world feeds and will also be shown on your profile in the repost tab selected, according to the photo shared by Navarra.
It seems that Instagram has been working on reposts for a few months, according to application researcher Alessandro Paluzzi discover the situation in development in May. According to the images shared by Paluzzi, users can find the repost option in the share menu. Screenshots also suggest that users will have the opportunity to add their own thoughts when sharing a post.
If TikTok chooses to roll out the repost option more widely, it could be a new way for creators to get their content seen. Also, according to Instagram, there may be a way to ensure that original creators are credited for their work. Instagram is currently filled with memes and photos that don’t credit original posts, so the addition of a repost feature can ensure that original posts get credit when their work is shared.
As with other test sections, it is not known when Instagram plans to release its repost function to all users. We will probably learn more about the situation when it enters the testing phase soon.
Although the introduction of the repost feature on Instagram is a good addition for some users, others say that it is another feature that is bound to fill the social network. Some users have expressed frustration about the changes in Instagram that focus on video and TikTok-like to change itself from a place to share photos with friends and family. The backlash forced Instagram to back off its full-screen feed test and temporarily reduce the number of posts users can view.
Instagram users have not really asked for more features, many are suggesting that the platform return to its roots. The addition of the repost feature may turn off some users from Instagram, especially if there are parts copied from other social networks.