Instagram is testing a number of new features for its Android and iOS app, including the long-requested ability to “Regram” other users’ posts.
If you’re not sure what that means then you’re apparently not among the hundreds of thousands of Instagram users that turned to third-party apps to mimic Twitter’s “Retweet” functionality within Facebook’s social-photography app.
Thankfully, it looks like users eager to signal boost entertaining content from their friends will soon be able to do so, judging by leaked information obtained by The Next Web. From the looks of it, that’s not the only addition in the pipeline too.
Another significant feature that the publication spotted is an in-app GIF search for adding animated images to Stories or standard posts. As with similar features found on Twitter and Facebook, this lets users find GIFs hosted by Giphy.
In addition, it seems that Instagram will soon let you save cherished Stories in an archive. This has reportedly been in testing for some time, but Instagram now appears to be considering letting users save Stories for as long as they like. The proposed feature previously limited archived post’s lives to just 24 hours.
As well as shortcut words for Emojis, pinned threads in direct messages, and improved search options, the folks at The Next Web also spotted an option to designate “Close Friends” which can be added to a closed group.
What do you think of these potential new features, Instagrammers? Let us know in the comments.
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