Instagram Adding Feature to Share Feed Posts as Stickers in Stories


If you had ever wanted to quickly add a post you saw in your general feed in Instagram to one of your Stories, you may have been frustrated due to a lack of support for this particular feature.

But Instagram is finally making an important change, which will allow Instagram users quickly add a post they see in their standard Instagram feed as a sticker within one of their own Stories. Users will be able to tap a single icon to add that post to a story, and it can be resized, repositioned, and otherwise altered like a standard sticker.

“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. At the top, you’ll now see the option to create a story. Tap it to see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story. You can rotate, scale and move the sticker — and tap it to explore other styles.”

The shared content in a story will show the original poster’s username. And if a user taps on that sticker, they will be taken to the original post where the content was found. This will let more people see not only the original content, but also the source and find even more stuff they might like.

The new feature is rolling out as part of the latest update to Instagram. It is available right now for Android users, and the social network says it will be available for iOS users “in the coming days”.

Our Take

One of the strongest elements for Instagram is its Stories feature, so it’s no surprise to see that the company is finding new ways to bring even more elements for users. The best part of this new addition, though, is the fact that Instagram is keeping the source information right at hand. This should help people find even more content on the platform, especially from the people they are already following.

[via Instagram]