If you find a post on Instagram that you want to share with your followers, you may consider reposting it. When we talk about other popular social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, you can repost by sharing or retweeting. But there are no such features on Instagram, and you can’t directly repost something on your feed. However, you can send it as a message to someone, and if the account is private, the person will be able to enjoy the post.
But it isn’t going to be fun as you won’t be able to share it with all your followers at once. In this article, we will discuss two simple methods that you can use to repost on Instagram. Let’s have a look at them one by one.
How to repost on Instagram?
1. Post it as your story
If there is a post on Instagram that you want to share with all your followers, you can post it as your story. All your followers will be able to see it for the next 24 hours. To post it as your story, you will need to follow a few simple steps. Firstly, you will need to find the post that you want to repost as your story.
Once you find it, you will need to tap on share, next to the comment button. You will get an option to send it directly to people as well; however, you will need to tap on ‘Add Post To Your Story’. Once you tap on it, you will be able to repost it as your story, and your followers will be able to enjoy the post.
But if the account is private, you may not be able to repost it as your story directly. In such a case, you will need to follow a different approach. Let’s see how you can repost as your story if the account is private.
What if the account is private?
If the account is private, but you have followed it, you will be able to see all the posts. You can take a screenshot of the post and save it to the ‘Gallery’ of your device. Go to ‘Gallery’ and find the screenshot that you have just taken. You will need to crop the image, which will take a few seconds.
After the image is cropped, you can post it as your story on Instagram and share it with your followers. If you follow this approach, make sure that you give credit to the source. Now, let’s see how to repost on your feed.
2. Repost it on your feed
You won’t be able to repost directly to your feed on Instagram. However, you can follow the other approach that we discussed above. To repost on Instagram, you will need to find the post that you want your followers to enjoy. Once you find the post, take a screenshot as we discussed in the case of reposting as a story.
When you take the screenshot, the image will be saved to the ‘Gallery’ of your device. But you will need to be more careful while editing as you will be posting it on your feed and it isn’t going to disappear after 24 hours. So make sure that the image is cropped properly before posting it on Instagram. When you are done with editing the image, open Instagram, and go to the upload section.
Select the image that you just edited and post it. All your followers will be able to enjoy the post and if they like it, they may also repost it. As we discussed above, it would be better to give credit to the source. The best thing about reposting on Instagram by using this method is that you can do it if the account is private as well. But you will need to follow it first as you won’t be able to see the posts if you haven’t followed it.
Well, this is how easy it is to repost on Instagram. If you like a post and want to share it with others, you can use any of the above-mentioned methods. Both the methods that we have mentioned are very simple to follow, and you will not face any issues while reposting on Instagram if you follow the right steps.
We hope you learned how to repost on Instagram and we were able to clear all your doubts. If you have read this article carefully, you will be able to repost on Instagram whenever you want. Sharing with friends can be fun and platforms like Instagram are best for sharing.