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Instagram lets users share directly to stories

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Instagram will now be letting its users share posts directly to their own stories.

The photo sharing social media app has rolled out its latest new feature today (18.05.18), which will give people on the website the chance to share their favourite posts elsewhere, rather than simply through Instagram Direct.

As explained by The Verge, the new update will allow users to share posts made by both themselves and other people – providing the profile is set to public – in the form of a sticker, which will be customisable.

Instagram hopes the feature can be used to promote friends and brands in an easier way, rather than saving or screenshotting the image itself and having to re-post it that way.

The sticker – which can be rearrange, resized and even popped onto a background – will include the original poster’s username, and a link back to their post.

In order to share a post, users – who have the option to disable others from sharing their posts – will simply click on the paper aeroplane icon in the same way they would if they were posting to Instagram Direct.

While the feature is already available on Android, it is set to follow next week on iOS.

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