Instagram may be testing GIF search for Stories, ‘regram’ feature, and more

One day after Instagram rolled out new features like the ability to control how replays work on your Direct messages, details on more new Instagram features in testing have leaked.

Instagram is testing a GIF search feature for Stories, says The Next Web. With it, you can search for GIFs to add to your Stories while in the Instagram app. You can then move and resize the GIF before placing it onto your Stories.

Instagram regram button leak

It's also rumored that Instagram may be testing a "regram" feature that'd let you share images posted by other users. A new button next to the Like, Comment, and Direct buttons has been spotted by some users inside the beta version of Instagram that shows two arrows in a circle. It's unclear exactly what the button does, but it's though that it could let you  "regram" an image, a feature that's oft-requested by Instagram users and already offered by some third-party apps.

Some of the other Instagram features that appear to be in testing include the ability to archive your stories, an Instagram beta app for iOS, a Closest Friends list to make it easy to share images with your best buddies, the ability to share directly to WhatsApp, and more.

Instagram hasn't announced any of these features, so it's unclear when or if they'll actually be released to the public. Some of them would be pretty big additions to the app, like that "regram" button, so you can be sure that lots of people will be on the lookout for them in future updates.


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