Instagram plans to add the “repost” option to relay publications like on Twitter

A “repost” option could soon be added to instagram. This had been requested for a long time by users, who wanted a functionality similar to the “retweet” offered by Twitter. It would also be under consideration at TikTokreports BFM TV.

On September 8, 2022, a spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, confirmed to the media TechCrunch that the addition of this option was indeed considered. If this materializes, it should take the form of a dedicated feature. Currently, although it is possible to relay a publication via its “story”, it is impossible to do so directly on the news feed. Users must, for this, go through a application third party.

A feature in the testing phase

“We are exploring the possibility of re-sharing posts in feed, analogous to how you can re-share in Stories, so people can share what resonates with them, and the original creators are credited for their input. work “, specified the spokesperson of Meta to TechCrunch. “We plan to test this soon with a small number of people,” he added, without providing further details.

A social media consultant managed to catch the appearance of this feature and shared a screenshot on his Twitter account. In the image, a new logo represented by two arrows appears alongside that of applications and reals.

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