Instagram continues to bring new updates and features to its platform according to recent research and users’ requirements, the company said.
A number of people have reported that they found it difficult resharing posts on their Stories and this is something linked to a recent update from the social media platform.
The way of re-posting images and videos to Stories has changed now after Instagram introduced a new reshare sticker for many users.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the feature.
What is the Instagram reshare sticker?
The reshare sticker from Instagram is a new way to post images and videos on your Stories which slowly replaces the old feature.
In the past, users were able to re-post images and videos from their Instagram Feeds to their Stories by selecting the ‘Share’ button next to the ‘Like’ and ‘Comment’ buttons.
The feature is still being tested and it’s not available for everyone at the time of publication.
According to Instagram, the new reshare sticker will encourage users to share more original content on their profiles.
“We’ve seen from research that people prefer to see original photos and videos in Stories from the people they care about,” the company said in a statement. “The goal of our test is to better understand how people feel about this type of content and ultimately improve the Stories experience.”
How to use the reshare sticker
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the reshare sticker if it’s available on your account:
- Tap ‘Add New Post’ on the right hand corner of your Instagram page
- Select ‘Story’ and then tap ‘Create’ .
- Select the smiley sticker icon in the upper part of your screen and search for the reshare sticker.
- Once you select the reshare sticker, Instagram will bring up images and videos you have seen recently.
- Select the one you want to share on your Stories.
Instagram is yet to confirm when the reshare sticker will be available for every user. The company is still testing the feature out.
Users react to the new feature
According to users on Twitter, many are not happy about the new reshare sticker as several users said that it takes more time to re-post content than before.
One person reacted: “This new reshare sticker is just making me feel even more like Instagram is TRYING to make their app even less easy and fun to use.”
Another one wrote: “But really tho what was Instagram thinking with this reshare sticker update… who really thought that was a good idea?”
Someone else said: “I hate the new reshare sticker thing. Change it back!!”
Check out more reactions on Twitter down below.