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Instagram ‘@mention sharing’ lets you crosspost Stories with pals

In a new update, Instagram will now let you include a story that you’ve been tagged in in your own Stories. According to the social network, this lets those “caught up in a soccer game” to relive and share moments.

How nice.

“When someone mentions you in their story, you receive a notification in your Direct message thread with that person — now, you’ll see an option to add that content to your own story,” it adds.

“Tap it to see that story as a sticker — you can scale, rotate and position it and add creative tools like text or stickers on to it as well.”

Once you’ve crossposted the story to your reel, the original poster’s handle will be tappable and visible on the story itself.

Notably this update’s only for those with public accounts.

It’s available on Android and iOS at the time of writing.

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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