Reposting stories, photos and videos on Instagram can help you grow your following and build your community. Its one of the best ways to increase your engagements, and grow your fanbase quickly. If reposting content online is your charm, then remember when you repost stories, photos or videos on Instagram to give proper credit within your caption, and tag the image with owner/creator’s Instagram handle.
Reposting an Instagram story
Instagram stories allows you to share photos, videos, polls and other content to your followers in a slideshow format for 24 hours. Instagram Stories can increase your engagements, and subsequently help you build your community.
a. How to repost an Instagram story you are tagged in
If you are tagged in an Instagram story, then you can easily share that story on your Instagram account. If someone tags you in an Instagram story, you will get a direct message from Instagram to let you know. For the next 24 hours you have the ability to repost that story. To repost an Instagram story you have been tagged in, follow these steps.
- Open your Instagram account
- Go to Direct Messages
- Open the message that says “@username has mentioned you in their story.”
- Tap ‘Add This to Your Story’
- From there, in the story editor, you can add stickers, additional tags, text, etc
- Tap your profile icon with ‘Your Story’ written underneath
- The reposted story is now live
b. How to repost an Instagram you are not tagged in
Instagram allows you to save and repost stories that you have been tagged in, essentially tagging is like a permission to repost. Thus, to repost a story that you have not been tagged in, you will have to screen record it first, then share it as your new story. In doing this, you should take care not to share content that is copyrighted or which you don’t have permission from the owner/creator to share. Remember, also to give proper credit by tagging the original Instagram account.
Reposting an Instagram photo or video
There are quite a number of ways you can use to repost photos and videos on Instagram. Before you repost an Instagram post, remember to seek permission from the original owner/creator. Instagram advocates and primarily focuses on creating and posting original content, and discourages the content of others.
a. How to repost Instagram photos or videos
The most direct and straightforward way to repost photos and videos on Instagram is by downloading the photo or video, then posting it to your Instagram feed. You can check out how to download a photo on Instagram, and also how to download a video on Instagram. That comes handy when you want to repost your own photo or video that you had earlier posted, or when you want to repost someone’s post as your new post. Alternatively, there many apps that can help you repost photos and videos on Instagram.
b. How to repost an Instagram post to your stories
Instagram allows you to share your photo or video to your stories in a very easy and direct way. All you need to do is;
- Navigate to the post you want to repost to your stories
- Tap on the paper airplane icon below the post
- Tap on the plus sign to add the post to your Story Editor
- Now you can customize the story in whichever way you want and share it
- Instagram will automatically tag the post’s original creator, which is you
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