Sharing a tweet on other social media platforms has always been all about taking screenshots or screen captures, but a feature for iOS users makes the method super easy.
Twitter has enabled a replacement feature that allows you to share a tweet to your Instagram Stories with only a few steps — steps that you’re already conversant in if you regularly share your IG Stories on Facebook too. To share a tweet, tap on any tweet, tap on the Share button, then tap on Instagram Stories. That’s all you’ve got to try to do.
Skip the screenshots –– sharing Tweets to Instagram Stories right from the share menu is now rolling out to everyone on iOS!
Tap the share icon on a Tweet and select “Instagram Stories”. Once your Instagram app opens, you can resize/reposition the Tweet sticker before posting. https://t.co/R1qayqMwYl pic.twitter.com/yp82IH5Tuk
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 22, 2021
Twitter will ask you for permission before launching the Instagram app, and it goes without saying, but you’ll get the app installed to let the feature work. Once you’re on the Stories page on Instagram, you’ll notice that the tweet you’d picked now has neatly rounded corners and a pleasing card-like design to it.
Notable reverse-engineering guru Jane Manchun Wong has also noted that when you share a tweet on IG Stories, the cardboard doesn’t offer you an option of opening the tweet on Twitter. So just in case, you would like to interact thereupon tweet, you’ll still need to open the Twitter app and search your way through.
It is also worth noting that the share feature only lets users share Instagram Stories and not create an Instagram post, so if you wanted to share it in your profile, screenshots are still the sole way. The update has already begun rolling out, so most of you are reading this could be ready to access the feature, but as is that the case with most server-side improvements, it could take each day approximately for the feature to point out abreast of everyone’s iPhone.