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Don’t know what to post on your Instagram account? Luckily, you have access to an abundance of content your followers will love, and it’s right in your Feed – all you have to do is repost! In this article, we’ve covered how to repost on Instagram and why it is a good idea to repost.
There are several different ways how to repost on Instagram. Between images, videos, and Stories, there are many options. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
Before we start, we must first explain why reposting is beneficial to you. Reposting on Instagram utilizes the engagement that’s already going on among your followers and target audience.
It’s a win-win situation for both you and the original poster because it gathers engagement for you and expands the exposure of the original poster.
Let’s cover some of the pros of reposting on Instagram:
The screenshot method is the quickest and easiest way to repost photos to your Instagram feed. Let’s take a look
Step 1: Simply screenshot the photo you’ve found on Instagram that you want to repost.
Step 2: Tap the “new post” button found at the top right corner of the app and select the “post” option.
Step 3: Pick the photo from your gallery.
Step 4: Use the cropping tool if you wish to resize the image.
Step 5: Credit the original poster of the photo within your caption and tag their account using their Instagram handle.
Step 6: Tap the “share” button and wait for your followers to start engaging.
Reposting a photo to your Instagram Story is also very easy and quick. You must find the image you wish to repost, tap the “Add post to your Story” button, and share. You can select who you want to see your Instagram Story before sharing.
One fantastic way to promote your brand is through other people’s posts. To share Instagram Stories you’ve been tagged in, the person who has tagged you must have their Instagram account set to public and enable the Instagram Sharing Story feature.
Step 1: First, you will have to check your direct messages and find the Story you’ve been tagged in.
Step 2: After that, you’ll notice a button on the message that says, “Add this to your Story.”
Step 3: You can edit the story by adding various stickers, GIFs, and drawings, or you can type messages on the post. Once you’re done, tap “next.”
Step 4: Now, you can add it to your public Story or Close Friends list, or you can direct message it.
However, if you wish to repost an Instagram Story you aren’t tagged in, there are two options: you’ll have to screenshot the post or you can use a third-party app such as Ming. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Click the original Story poster’s username to visit their Instagram profile.
Step 2: Tap the three dots in the top right corner of the app and tap the “Copy Profile URL” button.
Step 3: Open Ming and click the “Paste Link” button.
Step 4: Now you can customize the repost tag however you prefer and press “Share”. This will automatically open the repost feature on Instagram.
Step 5: Select “Story” and click the “Send” button. Congratulations, you’ve successfully reposted an Instagram Story you aren’t tagged in.
Videos make for great and engaging content to post on your Instagram, even if you aren’t the one who created them. Keep in mind you should only do so if you tag the original poster.
The method of sharing an Instagram video to your Story goes like this:
Find the video you wish to repost and tap the paper airplane button below the video found next to the like and comment buttons.
After a pop-up menu appears, tap the “Add post to your Story” button. The video will appear as a Story draft. You can then customize the Story by adding text, stickers, etc. Also, if you tap the video, you can choose to show the original caption in your Story.
So that you know how to repost on Instagram, which photos or videos should you share?
It’s very important to make sure you have a plan in place when it’s about reposting. Also, you should have an idea of how will content you repost fit into your wider Instagram strategy.
Here are a few things you should consider when reposting:
When reposting something, make sure you follow these practices:
Once you’ve found something you’d like to share, it’s a good practice to ask the original poster for permission before you share the content. The easiest way to do this is by sending the original creator a direct message. In addition, some Instagram accounts will have an email address linked in their bio.
If you’ve selected an image you’d like to repost, it would be best to repost it unedited. 99% of the time you’ll be able to repost an image without any editing or changing. However, for those rare occasions where you need a slight edit, reach out to the original poster and ask before sharing an edited image.
If your Instagram Feed only contains shared posts, then it’s really just a repost account. If your brand has products and/or services to offer, the original content will generally perform much better.
Utilizing user-generated content in such cases should be about highlighting consumers’ feedback and demonstrating the uses of your products.
If you decide to repost someone’s image, make sure you credit them in your post. The best way to do this is to include their username within your caption.
Here are several ways you can credit the original poster within your post caption:
As long as you credit the person who originally posted the image you are reposting, it’s perfectly legal. This is why, when you repost something to your Instagram Story, the app automatically puts displays the account’s username below the post.
To put it simply, it’s best to always ask for the original poster’s permission before reposting a Story. You can also document their response, if they allow it, for safety reasons.
As you saw in this article, there are a couple of ways you can repost content on Instagram depending on what type of content you’re sharing. Be sure to try them out and see what works best for you and what will help you get the engagement you’re looking for.
Don’t forget that it’s not enough to just know how to repost something on Instagram. You should also be aware of some of the good practices that will aid you to ensure engagement as well as quality for your reposted content. Make the most of the tips we’ve covered above and up your content game on Instagram.