Instagram expands options for resharing of posts and embedded hashtags

Instagram on Thursday announced that it will prioritise more recent posts as part of a reshuffle of its feed algorithm. The company confirmed that it was considering “changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed.

With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about.”

In addition, the company is working on a “News Posts” button that would allow users to have greater control over their feeds. Once a user taps the button, they are taken to the top of a feed.

TechCrunch also reported that the company was currently considering a reshare button. This would finally allow users to share posts by others without screenshotting the images first.

However, the feature is a little more creative than simply resharing as it allows users to change the layout and creative of the post as well.

Lastly, the company has just added embeddable hashtag links. That means when an Instagrammer mentions another account in a hashtag a link pops up to lead to the profile page.

The feature has been added to the bio section of an Instagram page. However, the same may account for any user posts.