Yet, unlike Twitter and Facebook, where you can simply click to retweet or share a post, Instagram does not allow this. Even if there are apps and methods for reposting on Instagram, there are certain considerations you should make first. We’ll explain Instagram’s reposting process and several pitfalls to avoid in this article.
Can you reshare content on Instagram without permission?
To avoid breaking any rules, only share material that you have made yourself, as stated in Instagram’s community standards. There is a caveat, though: “You could use someone else’s content if you have acquired permission, or if your use is authorised by fair use, or any other exemption to copyright.”
When that point arrives, the directions become quite vague. Hence, it is wise to secure permission before distributing another person’s material, and that permission should be documented. The procedure for acquiring such a letter of authorization is left unspecified. Thus, it appears like the best course of action would be to direct the question to the original user in a comment or a DM.
Do I have your permission to republish this article with proper attribution? Remember that the individual posting the content may not be the one who originally made it. If you are allowed to republish a photo, you must always provide credit where credit is due. Just including a person’s name in a post as a tag is insufficient.
The Ins and Outs of Instagram Reposting
You should manually repost on Instagram
Taking a screenshot is the simplest and most traditional method of sharing someone else’s material on your own page. However clearly this approach only works with still photos and not moving ones like films or GIFs.
Then, locate the picture you wish to share, and then snap a screenshot of it.
If you want to share a screenshot with your followers on Instagram, save the image to your camera roll and then click the plus sign in the top left corner of the app.
The next thing you need to do is adjust the dimensions of your post so that the featured picture takes up the entire screen. Instagram’s in-app resizing tool comes in handy here, but you can also use your camera roll’s editing features to trim the image before sharing.
Include the original poster’s Instagram handle in the post’s caption, and tag them so they get the recognition they deserve.
With no additional software to install, this is a quick and straightforward method for sharing the work of others. Nevertheless, if your phone model has a poor resolution, this might degrade the clarity of the original image and cause the post to seem fuzzy on the displays of certain viewers.
Use the Instagram reposting app “Repost”
Post for Instagram is an app that can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices. This software works with any smartphone and has a direct connection to Instagram, letting you easily include posts from other users in your feed. If you want to repost something on Instagram with this app, just do what I say below.
Get yourself the “Repost for Instagram” app.
Launch Instagram and navigate to the post that contains the media you wish to reuse.
Choose the ellipsis (…) in the post’s top right corner for more options.
Follow the prompts to copy the link and share it. Your clipboard will now contain the copied image or video.
To Repost on Instagram, open the Repost app. This software will immediately include the copied content into its webpage.
To change the appearance of the repost symbol, tap the “>” arrow on the post’s right side.
Just choose “Repost” and then “Copy to Instagram” to re-post the image.
Use a filter on your post if you like, then press the Next button. You may copy the caption from the original post by tapping the caption area and selecting “Paste.” When you re-post something, the original caption will show up with a reference that properly attributes it to the original poster.
After you’re through customising your post, use the “Share” button to make it public.
Instagram story reposting instructions
Most of the time, you’ll find something interesting that you’d like to share with your followers, but it might not be a good match for your feed. Maybe you merely want to re-share the narrative of the person who mentioned you, or maybe the post doesn’t fit with the tone of your brand.
To repost content from your Instagram feed in your story
The process of sharing a post from your feed to your narrative is simple. Remember that you may only communicate the material of a private account through direct messages (DMs), and not in your narrative. An alert will appear when you try to share an account if you are unsure as to its visibility settings. Nonetheless, this is an excellent platform for disseminating works created by the public. If you want to add content from a public account to your narrative, just follow these steps:
In order to share a post again, simply navigate to the post in question and use the share button (paper plane icon).
To add a comment to your story, use the corresponding button.
The selected Instagram post will be highlighted and shown front and centre in the Instagram story that loads. Here you may make changes like typing, drawing, adding GIFs, or adding stickers.
With only a tap, the look of the post may be altered to showcase the first few words of the caption.
To submit your story, select the tab labelled “Your story.”
Anybody who sees your story and wants to check out the original source should only tap on the embedded post.