Instagram @mention Sharing Allows Sharing Moments in a New Way

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Instagram has been adding many new features to make this app even more popular and compete with other photo-sharing apps on the market. Facebook-owned Instagram recently added a new feature to its already existing ‘Stories’ feature. Starting today, users will be able to share the photo in which he or she has been mentioned as their own story. So not everyone needs to capture the moments all through the day. Only one person can capture all the moments, and other people can use them as their own stories.

Previously before this new feature came into being, users got notifications in their Direct Message thread informing them about all the stories they had been mentioned in. Tapping on that notification would have to lead the user to that story directly. Now, when someone mentions a person in their story, that person will get an option to add that content to their own story. The users can scale, rotate, position, add stickers, add texts, or use other creative tools.

This was a common feature of the previous Instagram stories as well. When followers see the shared story, they will also be able to see the original poster’s username, which will be tappable. So the original poster’s profile can be explored by other followers too. However, this feature is available only for public profiles. The feature is “Instagram @mention Sharing” and is part of Instagram version 48 on Android and iOS.

Instagram is also reported to be working on a new feature to bring longer videos on its platform. It will let the users post longer videos. So it may have a special place dedicated to music videos, shows, and more. This may get unveiled on June 20th, 2018.

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