Instagram is currently testing a few new options which will improve the app. But among all of them, one is particularly interesting and it could prevent all those misunderstandings when people share someone else’s photos. In one of its future updates, Instagram will include the native Regram feature, which will let you repost other user’s photos directly through the app.
So far, it was possible to repost photos from other users in two ways. One is to save the photo on your device and repost it on your profile (and don’t forget to add credits). Another way is through third-party apps. They can make the process quicker, but they are not always safe and not all of them perform well.
Although it’s still in the test phase, as TNW writes, this is one of the features that are most likely to come to Instagram in one of the new updates. It will allow users to directly repost some else’s photo, similar to the “Retweet” option on Twitter. Considering that the users have been waiting for this feature for a long time, I also believe Instagram will include it in the app.
Other than the native Regram feature, Instagram is also testing a few more new options, mainly connected to Stories. One of them is GIF search for Instagram Stories. TNW tested it, and here’s what it looks like in the demo phase:
Additionally, there’s an option of sharing your stories to WhatsApp directly from Instagram. Also, you might have the chance to archive Stories. This way they won’t disappear, but you’ll be able to save them within the app.
Another new feature that’s still being tested will remind you of Facebook: it’s the Close Friends list. Instagram could soon implement this option too, so you can select the particular audience for some of your posts.
Personally, I think that the Regram feature would be the most useful one, and I really hope Instagram will implement it. It will not only make it easier to repost the content, but also automatically include the credits.
[via The Next Web]