Repurposing content on Instagram is
one of the best hacks to make your posts go even further
, with little effort. Repurposing someone else’s content (where relevant) is even more efficient and can help fill the gaps in your content calendar, whilst also adding value to your followers’ feeds. In today’s Instagram toolkit, we’re going to go through how to repost a Story on Instagram – even if you aren’t tagged!
How to Repost a Story on Instagram (Even if You’re not Tagged!) 🙌
How to repost a Story on Instagram when you are tagged 🏷
To repost an Instagram Story you’ve been tagged in, go to your DMs and
navigate to the user who has tagged you in a Story.
Here, you should be able to see a button that says
‘Add to Your Story’.
Tap this button, and Instagram will open up your Story editor, where you can resize the picture or video you are resharing, as well as overlay stickers, text or any other elements you want to add.
How to repost a Story on Instagram when you aren’t tagged 🤔
To repost a Story on Instagram that you aren’t tagged in, you have two options, depending on whether the Story is a video or static image. If it’s just an image, navigate to the Story you want to repost, long press
(hold down on the story, so that the Story appears without the profile name, share button etc.)
and screenshot the image.
If you want to reshare a
to your Instagram Story, start a screen recording, navigate to the Story you want to repost, and long-press throughout the duration of it so that the screen recording saves the Story as its own original video. Head to the screen recording you just made, and
edit/crop the video to the desired length. REMEMBER 💡
If you are sharing a Story that isn’t your original content or you haven’t been tagged in, you should always ask the poster for permission or tag them, so it doesn’t look like you are passing it off as your own work!
How to repost a feed post on your Instagram Story 📖
You can also repost a piece of content to your Instagram Story, that isn’t already an existing Story, and is instead, a feed post or Reel. This can be a great way of sharing other creators’ content and a way to engage with your audience by reposting content you know they will relate to or love. To do this,
just navigate to the post that you want to reshare to your Instagram Story.
In the bottom right-hand corner, you should see a small arrow button called the
When you click this, there should be an option to share the content directly to your Story, which you can then resize and overlay text onto. This will also include the original posters’ handle, so they can get credit for the original content.
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💡This will not work if the profile is private, or they have their sharing permissions off. If you’d like to share a piece of content from a profile like this,
you should always ask them for permission.
How to reshare a feed post on Instagram without watermarks 👀
You can also repost a piece of content to your Instagram Story that isn’t linked to a post and doesn’t have the user profile’s watermark. Before doing this, we again
asking the original poster for permission, before using or changing their image/post in any way.
To do this, you will need to use an external converter site. Navigate to the post you’d like to share, click the ‘…’ icon on Instagram, and select ‘Copy Link.’ Go to a site like
ingramer.com on desktop or the Repost App on your phone
, and paste the link in. This will provide you with a downloadable file of the content, that you can then reshare on your own channels.
How to repost an Instagram Story to your feed 📸
Have an Instagram Story that did SO well, you want it to live forever on your profile?
You can also share your Instagram Stories directly to your feed.
Here’s how to do it:
Head to the Story you want to repost. Click the ‘…’ icon and then click ‘share as post’. This will directly open Instagram’s editing tool, where you can crop, resize and add effects and filters before publishing!
Instagram Stories are a great direction to engage with your audience in subject formats that are more organic and promote conversations and interactions. If you want some creative ideas for Instagram Stories, check out our recent blog post, here ! Remember to follow us on Instagram @ flick.hashtags, to get the latest Instagram newsworthiness, or ask us your own questions, which we can add to this ongoing toolkit.
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