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Apr 12, 2001

Instagram today added a feature that's designed to let users share posts from their accounts and public accounts that they follow directly to their story feed as a sticker.


Today, we're introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story.

When you come across something in feed that inspires you -- like a post from a friend raising money for a cause or a photo of a new design from your favorite brand -- you can now quickly share that post as a sticker to your story for your friends and followers to see.
Instagram users can share a feed post to a story by tapping on the paper airplane button below a post, which is the same gesture used to send it through a Direct message.

At the top of this interface, there's a new option to create a story. Tapping that option will transform the feed post into a sticker with a customized background that can be shared to a story. Like other stickers, the post sticker can be rotated, scaled, moved, and otherwise customized.

Every post shared to stories will display the original poster's username to make it clear who an image belongs to. Users can also tap on a post in someone's story to see the original post and more content from the person who shared it.

Instagram is only allowing content from accounts that are public, not private, to be shared to stories. Instagram users who do not want their posts shared to stories by other people can opt out in the settings section of the app.

Article Link: Instagram Now Letting Users Share Feed Posts to Stories


Jul 10, 2008
Is that technically even legal in the EU? To share images of someone else without their consent or proper license?

I'm sure there's attribution to the person who posted the picture. They also have to be from a public account so it's no different than sharing another brands post on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter.

For a long time people have begged for a way to re-share other users photos on Instagram. Some solutions like Regram have become popular, short of an actual feature within Instagram itself. This is a first step there.

I would guess that a company as large as Instagram would have looked into at the legal nature of re-sharing others photos on their platform before rolling out such a feature.


macrumors 6502
Jan 27, 2008
This is a nice feature, some folks I follow have had it for a while now, think it will come in very handy!
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macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Instagram is becoming like Twitter for me: I just don't care any more. A lot of my photos were professional anyway, so what I really should do is start posting to 500px or something.
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Jan 24, 2018
This is just like Retweeting or Quote Tweeting on Twitter. Especially helpful since Instagram has destroyed post reach + interaction for personal users.


macrumors G3
Jun 11, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
I’m annoyed there is still no iPad version of Instagram.

Agreed. It’s really rather stupid that they can’t be bothered to even just allow it to flip to landscape. That would be better than nothing.
This is a nice feature, some folks I follow have had it for a while now, think it will come in very handy!

It does seem rather nice but I wish it wasn’t limited to just posting in stories. I have to use an outside app to repost stuff in my feed which to me seems silly. I mean facebook lets you share other’s posts to your feed but they won’t add that to native instagram.
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