Instagram has planned to test a new repost feature with select users that will allow users to share posts from their friends and public accounts directly to the main feed. A spokesperson from Meta said; “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.”
Instagram to, Reportedly, Feature a Dedicated Repost Tab on the Profile
Instagram’s repost feature was first spotted by the social media consultant, Matt Navarra, who shared a screenshot of the main feed that has a dedicated repost tab where the re-shared posts will appear. Tagging Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, on his post, Matt asked; “Instagram Reposts Tab on profiles?! what’s dis, Adam?” According to Navarra, the reposts will appear in your followers’ feeds and will also be displayed on your profile in the designated repost tab.
Instagram Reposts Tab on profiles?!
What’s dis Adam? pic.twitter.com/WayWCJGBfx
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 7, 2022
Currently, people use third-party apps to reshare the posts on the main feed as there is no direct way of doing it. The addition of a repost feature would get rid of the excessive work that users have to do in order to reshare any post. The idea of reposting was originally generated from Twitter’s Retweet feature, which has been adopted by major social media platforms.
TikTok Tests its Own Version of Twitter’s Retweet
TikTok is also testing its own version of Twitter’s retweet that will allow users to amplify videos on the platform by sharing them with their own followers. But, unlike a Twitter retweet, the reposted video will not show on the user’s main TikTok profile instead the videos will only be sent to the For You feed of the user’s friend.
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