Saw something awesome and on-brand for you on someone else’s Instagram? Maybe it’s something your followers will enjoy, or you ran a giveaway, campaign, or simply asked followers for user-generated content. Why not repost them to your own feed or story?
What is reposting on Instagram?
Reposting is when you take someone’s Instagram content from their feed or story and repost them on your own feed. Instagram currently doesn’t have a feature to instantly repost someone else’s content on your own account, but it can be done using other apps or simply taking a screenshot and editing!
Before you repost on Instagram, however, it’s important that you obtain the original poster’s permission first. In order to get permission, you can either comment on the post and wait for their reply back, or send them a Direct Message.
How to repost?
There are two different methods of reposting: downloading an app or taking a screenshot.
|Repost App on iOS Store||Taking a Screenshot on IG|
- Method # 1: Use an App
The app you download depends on your OS. Repost for Instagram is available for both iOS and Android devices, with a straightforward and intuitive user interface that will have you reposting almost instantly. It also includes the original source on the photo itself, so you never have to worry about forgetting to credit your source.
Some apps even have features that will enable you to easily copy and paste the caption, too. One downside would be possible unslightly watermarks from the app that you won’t be able to remove or customize without subscribing to a premium service.
- Method # 2: Take a Screenshot
No need to download a dozen single-function apps to try and test them all to find the best one. All you need is to take a screenshot, make necessary edits using a photo editing app like Instasize, and repost to Instagram!
A downside could be reduced quality and definition of the photo, as your image will only be as big as your cropped screenshot. While it could be more time-consuming to crop, edit, and remember to credit the original source, it does offer the most flexibility.
Reposting Instagram Stories
Instagram also allows you to repost Instagram Stories as long as you were tagged in the original. Simply tap the share icon, and if you were tagged in the story, you will see an option reading "Add This to Your Story."
Another new button appears in your Instagram DMs when any account tags you in their Story. Clicking the "Add This to Your Story" option brings you to the normal Instagram Stories interface, where you can make edits or just share it as is to your own Story.
Using Instasize for Reposting
Once you’ve taken a screenshot of what you want to repost, open the Instasize app and follow these steps.
|Taking an IG Screenshot||Edit a Screenshot with Instasize|
- Step #1: Tap the ‘+’ at the bottom of your screen then tap ‘Photo’.
- Step #2: Choose the screenshot you want to repost.
- Step #3: On Instasize’s editor, you can edit the screenshot and resizing it by pinching or expanding it on the screen using your fingers.
- Step #4: You can also tap the crop icon and easily resize the photo, removing elements of the screenshot you don’t want to include.
- Step #5: Want to add text or even the source on the image itself? Tap the ‘A’ icon and choose a font you want to use. Once you’ve chosen a font, the text box will appear on the image. Double tap the text box to edit the text.
- Step #6: Once you’re done editing your repost, tap the share icon and then tap Instagram.
Reposting is a great way to stay on track with your posting schedule or even give a shoutout and thanks to the followers who have created content for you. Make sure you follow best practices when you repost on Instagram and you’ll soon find that it’s a great method to grow your following and keep your content top quality!