11 June 2018
Instagram has now released a new feature which makes it possible for users to share feed posts directly to Stories. It will work with all types of posts, be the ones shared by you or by those public accounts which you follow. The idea behind the feature is to make it easier for users to share any particular post with all of their followers with just one click.
This new feature can come handy in a number of situations like when you want to promote a band or let every one of your followers to know about an upcoming event announcement. Earlier, users used to take a screenshot of the post and then upload it again as a Story to share with others. But with the new feature, the whole process becomes really easy and fast.
To use the feature, you need to go to the post which you want to share with others. Tap the paper airplane icon which is meant for sharing a post with friends in Direct Message. Tapping this icon will give you a new option at the top of the contacts list which will convert that post into a sticker for your story.
This sticker can be resized and aligned at an angle of your choice like you use any other sticker. You can also add a custom text or any other custom sticker if you want to. For each post shared this way, Instagram will add a link to that particular post and the user profile who originally posted it.
Instagram said that this new feature has already been released for Android and will be made available on iOS in coming days. If you have an Android device, look out for the Instagram update on the Play Store.
- Instagram | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- Instagram | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free