An update to Instagram – available now for Android and coming soon to iOS – allows you to share posts from your social feed to Stories.
All posts shared to Stories display the original poster’s username and you can only share posts from public accounts. Users can add their own touch to these shared posts by customizing it with stickers and backgrounds. If you don’t want your own posts to be shared, you can opt out of this feature in Settings.
Some say Instagram has been working relentlessly on its Stories feature to lure users away from Snapchat after the messaging app disgruntled users with its unsuccessful redesign. However, Instagram’s update could simply be seen as an attempt to make its app as useful as it can be.
So far, the jury is still out on the update’s utility as users haven’t had much time to use it. However, as it becomes more widely available and commonplace, we may be able to see the full potential of this new Stories feature.
If you use Instagram, what are your opinions of the new Stories update?