To do so, you tap the paper airplane icon underneath the image and choose to share it as a sticker in your Story. Sorry! But today, Instagram is officially launching a new feature that will allow users to re-share someone's Instagram post with their friends via Instagram Stories - something it confirmed was in testing earlier this year. This is contrary to the regram or repost option where you share without repurposing the story'.
Instagram is beginning to roll out a new feature that lets you share traditional posts in your feed to your Story.
When a user sees a feed post that catches their eye, they tap the share button and select the "create a story with this post" option.
Until now, the way to do that was to screenshot the other person's post and then share it on your profile as a Story. You can just add your own stickers, or text or doodle, whatever you wish to, and you are ready to post. You can rotate, scale and move the sticker - and tap it to explore other styles. The option also allows anyone looking at your story to see the original poster's username and go to their Instagram page.
That said, in addition to sharing posts from your account, you can only share posts from other accounts that are public.
That potential source of traffic may encourage some Instagram users to create posts specifically designed for this new sharing format, given it could increase their account's exposure to a wider audience. Today's updates are now available on Android and will be coming to iOS in the coming days.