How to Repost on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms used by individuals and brands. But it is time consuming to come up with fresh content all the time to keep your followers engaged. That’s where the idea of reposting comes in.  Reposting other people’s posts, stories and reels to your Instagram can be a great way to engage with your Instagram followers.

In this post we are going to cover in detail the every possible way to regram on Instagram.

Why You Should Repost on Instagram

Just like any other platform, reposting on Instagram could be a great way to increase visibility and engagement. Here are a few reasons why your brand should adopt reposting in your Instagram marketing strategy.

It saves time and resources: It is usually considered that you need to constantly come up with new post ideas as brands are recommended to post at least three times per week. This will take a lot of time and resources that may not fit your budget for now. So to save time and resources, just find a few valuable content and repost them.

Increases Engagement: Reposting helps keep your audience engaged without coming up with fresh new post every time. And when you repost other people’s content and give credit to them, its a high chance that they will also repost yours.

Helps Support Other People’s Work: Reposting a post from a friend or colleague could be a great way to show appreciation for their work. You might want to share a valuable content and give credit to the original poster by reposting, which helps support their work.

Builds Trust: 90% of consumers say authenticity is important to decide which brands they like and support. A survey reveals that user-generated content can drive improved trust and loyalty for brands and when asked 79 percent of people said user-generated content highly impacts their purchasing decisions.


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What You Can Repost on Instagram

Instagram’s in-built reposting feature only lets users to repost other people’s posts, stories and reels to your own Instagram story. Instagram doesn’t have any functionality to repost other people’s content to your Instagram feed. But don’t worry we will show you how to do that too in the next sections.

For now lets see how you can repost someone’s content to your Instagram story.

How to Repost a Post on Instagram Story: Photo/Video to Story

Step 1: Find the post (photo/video) that you want to share to your story.

Step 2: Click on share button and select “Add post to your story” OR “Add reel to your story”.

Step 3: Tap on the post post to show/hide the post caption

Step 4: Add text, stickers, hashtags, and other elements.

Step 5: Select who you want to see your story.

Step 6: Click share.

How to Repost a Story You are Tagged In: Story to Story

Instagram allows you to share other people’s stories where you are mentioned. But for this method to work, the original poster must have their Instagram account set as Public and their Instagram Share to Story Feature enabled.

Here’s how you can repost someone else’s Instagram story in which you are tagged in to your own Instagram story.

Step 1: Find the story you are mentioned in your Direct Message

Step 2: Click on Add to Your Story button.

Step 3: Now you will have the option to edit the story by adding text, graphics, stickers, etc. Click next when you are done.

Step 4: Choose who can see your story and click Share.

How to Repost a Story on Instagram When not Tagged: Story to Story

As of now, Instagram’s in-built feature doesn’t let you share someone else’s stories where you are not tagged in. To share someone else’s story to your Instagram story, you will either have to take a screenshot of the story or use any of the third party apps mentioned in our next sections.

How to Repost a Photo/Reel on Instagram Feed

On the sections above, we shared how to repost on Instagram stories. Now we will see how we can repost on Instagram feed as new posts.

There are two ways to repost on Instagram feed. The first one is using a screenshot/screen recorder method the other is using a third party Instagram repost app. We will cover both one by one.

How to Repost a Photo On Instagram Feed – Using Screenshot Method

Step 1: Find a photo post that you want to share to your Instagram feed.

Step 2: Take a screenshot of the post.

Step 3: Make a new post by tapping the plus sign button and select Post.

Step 4: Select the the photo that you just took screenshot of.

Step 5: Crop/resize the photo using Instagram crop tool and click Next.

Step 6: Now you will see the option to edit the post by applying filters. Click next when you are satisfied.

Step 7: Add caption, and do not forget to credit the original poster by mentioning their Instagram handle.

Step 8: Click Share

How to Repost a Video/Reel On Instagram Feed – Using Screen Recorder Method

Step 1: Find a video/reel you want to repost.

Step 2: Crop your newly recorder video saved on your camera roll.

Step 3: Tap the plus sign button to create a new post and select Reel from there.

Step 4: Add filters if you want to.

Step 5: Credit the original poster and click Share.

How to Repost Anything on Instagram – Using Instagram Repost App

Still not satisfied and need more functionality and easy of use while reposting? Don’t worry, try an Instagram repost app. There are so many third party Instagram repost apps that you can use to get the job done easier and faster. We have covered our 3 tops picks in the section below. But to guide you through step by step, we will be using screenshots/examples from Repost App.

Here’s how you can repost a post (photo/reel) using the Repost App.

Step 1: Navigate to the post that you want to repost.

Step 2: Tap on three dots and copy the link.

Step 3: Now open the Repost app and you will be able to see the post there that you just copied.

Step 4: Tap share and the post will get saved to your device. Now you can create a new post and share it your feed as normal.

Pro tip: Always give credit to the original poster by mentioning their Instagram ID in the post caption.

Best Free Repost Apps for Instagram 2023

1- Repost for IG

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Repost for IG lets you repost Instagram posts, stories and reels. This app lets you add/edit attribution mark to credit original author. It also automatically copies captions for easy reposting.

2- Reposta – Repost for Instagramreposta for Instagram

Reposta is a free Instagram repost app that lets you repost or download Instagram photos, reels and stories. The good thing about Reposta app is that it also supports reposting multiple images & videos on Instagram.

3- Reposter for Instagram

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Reposter for Instagram is the most popular Instagram repost app with over 10m downloads.  It helps you post photos and videos/reels. Reposter for Instagram also lets you download Instagram videos and save to your camera roll.

4- Downloadgram

Usually, when you repost something from another account, there are good chances that the quality of the video or photo will get affected. If you want to make an HD post, DownloadGram is going to help you out with it. For using it, open your Instagram account, search for the photo you want to repost. Click on the three dots on the top right corner. Click on the “Copy Share URL.” The post will be copied to the clipboard of your phone. Open Downloadgram, paste the URL in it. A “download” option will appear on the screen. Tap on the download option. The photo will be saved in your camera roll. Now you can make the post from your account, remember to give credit to the original account.


Now that you have learned how to repost on Instagram, its time to include reposting in your Instagram marketing strategy. You can diversify your Instagram content with a mix of user-generated content and content from friends, colleagues and other brands.  and fresh original content.

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