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Instagram Testing Resharing Feature

Instagram Testing Resharing FeatureInstagram Testing Resharing Feature

After years of resistance, Instagram is now testing a way for you to reshare posts from other accounts to your own feed. The feature, which company executives have long resisted for fear it would corrupt the personal nature of the app, could bring new life to the main feed at a time when it is becoming rapidly eclipsed by ephemeral stories.  But if resharing is rolled out to the entire user base, it could also invite in fake news, influence campaigns and other negative consequences that Instagram parent Facebook has been working to address since the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. Instagram had no comment, The Verge reported. The feature, known internally as “seamless sharing”, introduces a new “share to feed” option into the “...” menu that appears in the top-right corner of every post in the feed. Reshared posts appear in the feed underneath the username and photo of the user who shared it. In its current form, posts can be reshared at least twice—in which case, the trail of both users who shared it previously appear in a stack above the post.

 

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