Instagram’s new ‘Regram’-like button lets users share other people’s pictures

Instagram has created a new feature that lets you share other people’s posts as part of your own Story, alongside your own captions and commentary.

It’s the closest thing to an official ‘Regram’ option we’ve seen from the social network, and we imagine it will prove very popular indeed − that is, if it’s ever officially rolled out.

It’s currently being tested with a small number of users, according to TechCrunch, which reports that the feature is only available to use on Instagram updates that are both public and permanent.

The lucky few involved in the test have started seeing a new button appear below public, permanent posts. Tapping it lets them embed that post in their own Story.

Before posting the update, they can move and resize the quoted update, and add stickers, emoji and witty comments. It’s essentially a more creative version of quote-retweeting.

Anyone who views a reshared Instagram post can tap the original update embedded within the Story to access the original post.

Finally, predicting (correctly) that quite a lot of people will want to use it to have a bit of a laugh at other people’s expense, Instagram is also giving people the option to stop their updates from being shared.

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