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Meta-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram has confirmed that it will soon give users the ability to repost other users’ posts.
Although the company has yet to publicly release the repost feature, it plans to begin testing it with select users soon, according to TechCrunch.
“We’re exploring the ability to share posts in Feed – similar to how you can share in Stories – so people can share what resonates with them, and the original creators are recognized for their work,” said a Meta spokesperson. e-mail.
“We plan to test it with a small number of people soon,” the spokeswoman added.
The new feature was first spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who posted a screenshot of the Reposts tab. The tab will likely be home to all the posts that users have shared on their accounts.
As the screenshot shows, the Repost tab will appear on users’ profiles alongside the posts, reels, and tagged photos tabs.
Instagram users who want to repost sometimes do so using third-party apps, as there is currently no direct way to do so.
Last month, the platform announced that it would restrict sensitive content for new teen users by default.
Instagram said that the sensitive content review has only two options for teens – “Standard” and “Less”.