Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

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The post will then appear as a sticker over a customised background. We asked Instagram if users will be able to add posts from their own Feeds to their Stories, which isn't completely clear, but that would seem logical. Of course, you can add your own commentary, scribbles and other decorations on top of this "sticker", as you can today when sharing a photo to an Instagram Story.

According to Instagram, "To share a feed post to your story, just tap the paper airplane button below the post, just as you would to send it via Direct".

For those who aren't keen on seeing their post being shared by anonymous people, there will be a privacy option on the new feature. Stories has gotten the lion's share of attention, having ballooned to 300 million daily active users in a relatively short period of time. You can just add your own stickers, or text or doodle, whatever you wish to, and you are ready to post.

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You can also rotate, scale or move the sticker around, and tap on it to explore other styles. There is even an option to tag a friend on the post that you share to your story. This is another effort by Instagram to increase the user's activity on Instagram by sharing more contents to more audience. However, if you have a public account and don't want Instagram users to re-share your post to their Story then you can disable the feature by turning it off in the app's settings.

As Twitter users Jane Manchun Wong spotted, Instagram is also testing a floating Story Tray that will minimize when you scroll.

At the moment the feature is only available on Android devices.

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