For all those who love re-tweeting, Instagram has come up with a new update that will allow users to re- share posts as stories. Yes you heard me right we will no longer need to depend on those re-gramming apps or screenshots.
Users will be able to share stories by tapping the same paper airplane above a post in their feed that they would use to share a post through Instagram Direct. Now, there’s an additional option to create a story instead. The actual Instagram post becomes a sticker that users can customize any way they want by resizing, rotating or adding a filter, text etc. But yes, this is only applicable for public accounts. They won’t be able to share posts of private accounts onto their stories. Instagram has taken good care to ensure they respect user’s privacy as there is also an option to opt out of using this feature if you don’t want people to share your post as stories.
With the new updates coming your way soon you will not be able to “secretly” take screenshots of others stories. Instagram will notify users when a screenshot of their story is taken. Be careful so that you wouldn’t be called a stalker when you’re just merely sneaking on a friend!