Instagram, which is owned by Meta, is apparently developing a new feature that will allow users to instantly access their recently posted Reels, making it easier to reshare them later to other friends.
According to TechCrunch, a Turkey-based account called Dijital Aglar uploaded a message regarding the feature, stating that Instagram is putting a row at the top of users’ DMs with the “Latest Shares” title.
The report said that the screenshots posted by the account show that shared posts will also display the avatars of the friends with whom you shared a Reel.
For instance, if users share one short video multiple times, it will show it only once with the avatar of the friend they last shared it with.
The company also confirmed the development of this feature, the report said.
“We’re rolling out improvements to how you can search for and rediscover Reels that were previously shared in messages,” a Meta spokesperson, was quoted as saying.
Meta launched new broadcast channels on Instagram last month, which is a one-to-many messaging service that will allow creators to communicate directly with their fans at scale.
“Creators can also use voice notes to share their latest updates and behind-the-scenes moments, and even create polls to crowdsource fan feedback,” the company said in a blogpost.