Instagram Now Letting Users Share Feed Posts to Stories

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Instagram today added a feature that's designed to let users share posts from their accounts and public accounts that they follow directly to their story feed as a sticker.


Today, we're introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story.

When you come across something in feed that inspires you -- like a post from a friend raising money for a cause or a photo of a new design from your favorite brand -- you can now quickly share that post as a sticker to your story for your friends and followers to see.

Instagram users can share a feed post to a story by tapping on the paper airplane button below a post, which is the same gesture used to send it through a Direct message.

At the top of this interface, there's a new option to create a story. Tapping that option will transform the feed post into a sticker with a customized background that can be shared to a story. Like other stickers, the post sticker can be rotated, scaled, moved, and otherwise customized.

Every post shared to stories will display the original poster's username to make it clear who an image belongs to. Users can also tap on a post in someone's story to see the original post and more content from the person who shared it.

Instagram is only allowing content from accounts that are public, not private, to be shared to stories. Instagram users who do not want their posts shared to stories by other people can opt out in the settings section of the app.

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29 months ago

Is that technically even legal in the EU? To share images of someone else without their consent or proper license?

Public posts thought... Aren't those just like public tweets, that anyone can retweet without a consent or license?
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29 months ago
This is a nice feature, some folks I follow have had it for a while now, think it will come in very handy!
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29 months ago
Instagram is becoming like Twitter for me: I just don't care any more. A lot of my photos were professional anyway, so what I really should do is start posting to 500px or something.
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