NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned Instagram is testing a new feature which will make it harder for the users to share content. With this new feature, the social networking platform aims to stop you from spamming your friends.
According to a report by The Verge, the company is testing a ‘reshare’ sticker that can be placed on Stories. The report adds that with this new feature Instagram wants to make the shares more ‘intentional’ and ‘deliberate’. Along with this, the company also wants to cut down on the number of ‘spam’ in the stories.
Instagram feels that hitting the share button on posts is too easy and the company wants to add an extra step to the process. As per the online report, “When selected, a “recently viewed” tab will surface and let users choose from posts they’ve seen in the last hour, saved, or posted, which they can then share in their story. They can insert IGTV, reels, and feed video content.”
Earlier, if you wanted to share a feed post of your story, then you had to do so manually from the post itself. This new test will replace that functionality and will require you to navigate away from the post by creating a new mode.
Last month an online report revealed that Instagram has started a new test which will allow users to add links to their Instagram Stories.
As reported by the Verge, the links given in the Instagram Stories will operate in a different manner. The links will not appear with the ‘swipe-up’ option, instead it will appear as a linking sticker on the story. So, users will have to tap on the link to follow the link. The report adds that people will also be able to respond to these stories that come with a link sticker, which is presently not allowed.