Do you want to share a great Instagram post with your followers?
You can easily repost the posts and stories people with public accounts make to your story through the Instagram app. It isn’t as easy to repost photos and videos to your feed, but you can still do it.
Follow this guide to find out how to repost on Instagram — in every possible way.
How to Repost an Instagram Post to a Story
Your go-to way of sharing posts with your Instagram followers is to embed them in a story. You can repost photos Instagram users with public accounts make in just a few clicks.
Sharing a post to a story credits the creator, so it’s also the most polite way to share content on Instagram.
To repost an Instagram post to a story, just:
Step 1: Open Your Instagram App
Find the post you want to share. Tap it.
Step 2: Tap the Paper Airplane Icon
Find the paper airplane icon in the menu at the bottom left corner of your screen.
Step 3: Select ‘Add Post to Your Story’
The Instagram app opens a new menu when you tap the paper airplane. “Add post to your story” is the first option.
Tap the arrow to the right to repost the content to your story.
Step 4: Edit Your Story
The repost appears in a new story.
Add a message, GIF, and music if you want. Post your story.
How to Share Instagram Stories to Your Story
You can share interesting Instagram stories to your own story if the account is public and the creator tagged you in the story. The user has to have story sharing turned on.
Step 1: Click on the Story Notification
Click the Instagram Direct notification you get when someone tags you in a story.
Step 2: Choose ‘Add This to Your Story’
“Add this to your story” appears in blue letters above your story notification.
Step 3: Edit the Story
You can edit the story by adding text, GIFs, and music.
Tap “Next” when you’re done.
Step 4: Share the Story
Tap the “Send to” button in the bottom right. Decide who can see the story.
How to Repost an Instagram Story You’re Not Tagged In
Have you come across a great story, but did the creator not tag you? Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to repost it, but you can still share the story with your followers.
You don’t have to rely on third-party apps to repost an Instagram story you aren’t tagged in. You will have to screenshot it.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap the Story You Want to Repost
Open your screenshot app. Start recording or take a screenshot.
Step 2: Create a New Instagram Story
Go to your profile. Tap the “+” icon to start a new story.
Step 3: Slide Up to Open Your Camera Roll
Select the story you want to repost.
Step 4: Edit and Share the Story
You can now edit the story by adding music, stickers, and GIFs.
Step 5: Credit the Creator
This method of reposting doesn’t automatically credit the creator. You’ll be posting the story as your own.
Make sure to offer credit where credit is due!
How to Repost Instagram Posts to Your Feed
Instagram doesn’t have a feature that allows users to repost content to their feeds.
doesn’t offer a way to repost other users’ feed posts to your own feed. You’ll have to take a screenshot and upload it as your own post.
This is how:
Step 1: Find the Photo You Want to Repost and Take a Screenshot
Use your device’s screenshot features to capture the photo.
Most Android users can do this by holding the power and volume down buttons at the same time.
iPhone users can take a screenshot by holding the power down and volume up buttons at the same time.
Windows users can simultaneously press the print screen (“PrtScr”) and Windows keys.
MacOS users can press the Shift, Command, and 3 keys at the same time.
Step 2: Upload the Post to Instagram
Tap the “+” icon and select “Post.”
This step opens your camera roll. Find your screenshot and upload it.
Step 3: Edit the Instagram Post
You can now add a filter or edit the photo.
Add a caption.
Step 4: Mention the Creator
Make sure to mention the original creator in your caption!
Step 5: Publish Your Post
How to Repost a Video Post to Your Feed with Third-Party Apps
You can use your device’s screenshot features to record and share videos, but there’s an easier way.
Countless free apps allow you to repost videos on Instagram in just a few steps. Some of the most popular ones include:
- Repost for Instagram by JaredCo for Android
- Reposter for Instagram by New Marketing Lab, Inc for iPhone
- Repost for Instagram by Bench s.r.o for Android
All of these apps are intuitive and user-friendly. The steps you need to take to repost an Instagram video to your feed are:
Step 1: Download a Third-Party Repost App for Instagram
Read some reviews to decide which app is best for you.
Download the app of your choice and launch it.
Give the app the permissions it needs. Third-party reposting apps may need access to your photos and your Instagram app.
Step 2: Find a Video You Want to Repost
Copy the URL and paste it into your third-party app.
Step 3: Edit the Video
Third-party reposting apps allow users to edit the videos they repost. Do what you need to.
Step 4: Post the Video to Your Instagram Feed
Many third-party repost apps for Instagram let users credit the original creator. Mention the creator in your post if your app doesn’t have this option.
Post the video to your Instagram feed.
What Should You Know Before You Repost on Instagram?
Ask yourself if you have permission to repost something on Instagram before you go ahead.
What Types of Reposts Are OK on Instagram?
Instagram allows you to repost posts from users with public accounts to your story. The platform also lets you share stories you were tagged in a few clicks.
Both options show your followers who the original creator was. Both are official ways to repost.
Users essentially give you permission to repost their content by making their accounts public or tagging you in a story in these cases.
When Is Reposting On Instagram Not OK?
Things get trickier if you want to repost a story you aren’t tagged in or you want to share posts to your Instagram feed.
These ways to repost on Instagram call on users to take screenshots or use third-party apps. Users then upload these posts as their own.
Ask for Permission Before Reposting Content on Instagram
Do you want to take screenshots or use third-party apps to repost content to your story or Instagram feed? Ask the creator if that’s OK!
It’s best to ask if you can repost Instagram content in an Instagram DM. Wait for the other user to tell you that they don’t mind if you take a screenshot and share the post with your followers.
If the user accuses you of violating their intellectual property, you have proof they consented.
Credit the Original Creator When You Repost on Instagram
Do you have permission to repost something on Instagram? Great!
You still have to credit the original creator.
How to Repost on Instagram: A Final Word
Instagram users can share photos and videos they love with their followers. Reposting is a great way to connect with your audience.
Instagram offers users two easy ways to share content. You can share posts and stories to your story.
Reposting content to your feed is harder but not impossible.
Here’s a quick recap of all your options:
1: How to Repost Instagram Posts to Your Story
Reposting a post to your story is simple.
Find the post and tap the paper airplane icon.
Choose “Add post to your story.” Edit and post the story.
2: How to Repost an Instagram Story to Your Story
You can share stories users with public accounts share easily if you’re tagged.
Open the DM that notifies you about the story. Tap “Add this to your story.” Edit and share the story.
3: How to Repost an Instagram Story You Aren’t Tagged In
Take a screenshot. Upload it as a new story and credit the creator.
4: How to Repost Instagram Posts to Your Feed
Take a screenshot and upload the content to your feed. Credit the creator.
5: How to Repost on Instagram with Third-Party Apps
Download one of the many Instagram repost apps for iPhone or Android. Download and share the video. Many apps let you credit the creator. If not, mention who made the original post in your caption.