Facebook-owned Instagram announced a change to its Stories feature that will allow users to instantly repost a Story they are tagged in as theirs.
Last month, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows you to share other people’s posts to your Story as a sticker. Now, if someone mentions you in their Instagram Story, you can reshare that picture or video to your Story. Up to this point, all you got was an Instagram notification whenever you got tagged in someone else’s Story. If you wanted to share it, you had to screenshot the image and then repost it. That’s a thing of the past now.
In case you’re wondering how this feature works, it’s pretty simple and requires a few steps as Instagram explains in blog post:
“When someone mentions you in their story, you receive a notification in your Direct message thread with that person — now, you’ll see an option to add that content to your own story. Tap it to see that story as a sticker – you can scale, rotate and position it and add creative tools like text or stickers on to it as well. When your followers see your story, the original poster’s username will appear and will be tappable, so people can explore your friend’s profile as well. Only public accounts can have their stories shared.
The photo-sharing service Instagram was recently reported to be planning to bring longer videos on its platform, moving beyond the 60-second cap it currently has. It is said to be readying a new feature that will let users post long-form videos, well above the current limit.
Instagram’s latest feature is available for update for users on iOS and Android on play store and App Store respectively.