Instagram is testing a new regram feature - for stories

How to hide your Instagram Stories from selected followers

How to hide your Instagram Stories from selected followers

Instagram users may soon be able to share Instagram posts and upload it to their Stories. The security feature will essentially put a star-shaped icon next to the person's handle who has taken a screenshot or screen recording of your Stories. Until now, taking a screenshot of a Story or screen recording it was quite easy as the person (or brand) who posted that Story you were saving on your smartphone wasn't aware of your "good deeds" (that was sarcasm by the way, we didn't mean it). "Instagram now confirms to TechCrunch that it's testing an option that lets you share public feed posts from other users to your Story".

According to WABetaInfo, the feature is yet to be enabled by Instagram, as it's still in development. It could be rotated, resized or moved it around as per the users wish.

TechCrunch reports that the feature is now being tested on a small percentage of Instagram users, so there's a good chance you won't see the feature active in your app.

The Instagram feature is directed to users with accounts on Instagram that have concerns about privacy.

As pointed out by app developer Zachary Shakked on Twitter, when the post is added to your Story, you then have options for how you want it to appear.

"This could let you add commentary and overlaid stickers to a meme, celebrity post or even a friend's photo". And now, the company is rolling out a feature which will notify users when someone takes a screenshot of their Stories.

The Regram feature is par for the course, considering Instagram launched text-only stories earlier this month allowing users to follow hashtags.

Facebook-owned Instagram copied Snapchat and introduced Instagram Stories back in August 2016.

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