A new feature may be coming to Instagram that allows users to repost other users' photos or Reels.

This was noticed by social network analyst Matt Navarra, who posted a "screenshot" on Twitter.

The picture displayed a new file called "Repost".

As reported by GSM Arena, Instagram confirmed that it is testing this feature in a statement released by them.

“We're exploring the possibility of re-sharing posts in Feed – the same way we re-share in Stories – so people can share what resonates with them, and that means the original creators get credit for their work.

We plan to test this feature soon with a small group of people," their statement said, Telegrafi reports.

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This is what the new instagram repost feature intro screen looks like

h/t @alex193a pic.twitter.com/ldOX5PO4Eg

— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 9, 2022

Currently, the only way to repost or distribute posts is to put them in a "story" which expires after 24 hours.

This new Repost feature would work by sending a reposted post or reel to the main feed of a user's followers rather than a story.

The Repost feature will be in the same sharing menu as a post or reel, and followers will be able to reply with a message to content reposted by the reposter.

In the meantime, the repost tab will appear on the user's profile, which his followers can see.

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Users will also be able to add their own thoughts to a repost before sharing it.

/Telegraph/

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