Instagram has rolled out a feature that allows you to share a photo or video from someone’s Story that you’ve been mentioned in.
When a friend mentions you on an Instagram Story, you will now be able to share that photo or video to your own Story. When someone mentions you, you will now receive a Direct message notification from that person, allowing you to take action in your own time. When you’re ready, tap the story to see it as a sticker which you can of course scale, rotate and position (like any other sticker), and add creative tools like text or stickers on to it as well.
When your followers see your shared story, the username of the first poster will appear as well – and will be tappable – so that others can discover them and their content as well. This new feature comes only a few weeks after Instagram launched the ability to add other people’s Instagram posts as stickers in your creations, opening up all sorts of possibilities for shoutouts to friends and fans.
As was the case with the feature above as well, only public accounts can have their stories shared. The new feature comes as part of an Instagram version 48 update available on iOS and Android.
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