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Instagram Stories Gets “Quote Tweet”- Style Feed Post Resharing

Instagram’s next big Stories feature could let you compliment or trash talk other people’s feed posts, or embed a “see post” button to promote your own. A TechCrunch reader sent these screenshots of the new feature, which Instagram confirmed to us is appearing to a small subset of users.

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“We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram” a spokesperson wrote. Now those moments can include dunking on people.


Instagram has never had a true “regram” feature with the feed, just slews of unofficialand sometimes scammy apps, but this is perhaps the closest thing. Users often screenshot feed posts and share them in Stories with overlaid commentary, but this limited the cropping and commentary options. Making an official “reshare could unlock all sorts of new user behaviors, from meme curation to burn book shade throwing to social stars teasing their feed posts in their Stories. Brands might love it for using their Stories to cross-promote a big ad campaign. Employing Stories to drive extra Likes and comments to permanent posts could help them gain more visibility in Instagram’s feed ranking algorithm.

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Here’s how the feed post to Instagram Stories sharing feature works. You pick any public, permanent Instagram post and tap a button to embed it in your Story. You can tap to change the design to highlight or downplay the post’s author, move and resize it within your Story post, and add commentary or imagery using Instagram’s creative tools. When people view the story, they can tap on the post embed to bring up a “see post” button which opens the permanent feed post.

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Users who don’t want their posts to be “quote-Storied” can turn off the option in their settings, and only public posts can be reshared. Facebook says it doesn’t have details about a wider potential rollout beyond the small percentage of users currently with access. But given the popularity of apps like Repost For Instagram, I expect the feature to be popular and eventually open to everyone.

Quote-Storying could help keep the feed relevant as more users spend their time sharing to the little bubbles that sit above it. And it offers a powerful viral discover mechanism for creators who can now ask fans to quickly reshare their post rather than having to awkwardly screenshot and upload them.

While both Instagram and Snapchat have let people privately send other people’s posts to friends as private messages, Snapchat lacks a way to embed other Stories or Discover content in your Story. Snapchat may have pioneered the Stories format, but Instagram has been rapidly iterating with features like Super Zoom and Highlights to extend its user count lead over the app it cloned.

The move by Instagram further ties together the three parts of its app: the permanent feed, ephemeral Stories, and private Direct messaging. You can imagine someone finding a post in the feed, resharing it their story, then joking about it with friends over Direct. It’s this multi-modal social media usage that turns casual users into loyal, ad revenue-generating ‘Grammers.

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Atiku Abubakar has joined the #10YearChallenge craze on social media as he shares his own photos on Twitter.

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Atiku AbubakarThe presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, joined the viral#10yearchallenge.

Atiku shared a photo collage, supposedly showing how he looked ten years ago and how he looks now.

He shared the photo on his verified Twitter handle.

He captioned the photo collage,”My #10YearChallenge.#Smile”The 10-years challenge has been sweeping the cyberspace with a lot of social media users sharing old photos of themselves alongside new photos, to portray how the years have changed them.

Below is what Atiku posted:

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Buhari Sheds A Tear As He Campaigns In Kaduna, Overwhelmed By Crowd

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President Buhari’s campaign in Kaduna today was a very big success!!!

He was overwhelmed by crowd. Governor Nasir El-Rufai made sure the campaign was a big success.

Proud Fulani Nigerian lady and Buhari supporter, Zahra Zaraa Danejo

@tinkizee2 shared a very amazing video and reported how President Buhari cried in Kaduna due to the overwhelming love he got from the people of Kaduna.

She shared the video which was retweeted by Governor El-Rufai and wrote:

“PMB sheds a tear as he is overwhelmed by the love of the mammoth crowd.”

Others also shared incredible videos from President Buhari’s massive campaign in Kaduna.

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See more amazing graphic photos and reactions….

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Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday – NASRDA

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The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday said Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

The information was contained in a statement issued to NAN by Dr Felix Alle, the Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency in Abuja.

According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow.

He stated that “lunar eclipse occurs only when the sun, earth and moon are exactly aligned with the earth between the two.

“There will be a lunar eclipse over Nigeria on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

“The eclipse, expected to be total, will begin in the evening of Sunday and end on Monday.

“The eclipse will start across Nigeria in the early hours of Monday at approximately 3.36 a.m. to reach its maximum
at 6.12 a.m. and end at about 6.51 a.m.

“The total duration of the occurrence over Nigeria will be three hours and 15 minutes.”

The media head said that the lunar eclipse would by 4.33 a.m. become partial eclipse, where the moon would start getting red.

He added that “at exactly 5.41 a.m., a maximum eclipse of the moon which may be visible to human sight will be witnessed, while the moon eclipse is expected to end at 6.43 a.m.”

The communications officer stated that the eclipse was expected to take place across North, South America, Western Europe, North and West Africa and Asia.

He said that the year’s total lunar eclipse would be the last eclipse to be experienced until 2021.

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