Instagram is a bit of an anomaly in the social media marketplace in that it doesn’t offer a native option to share other users’ content. While you can easily retweet on Twitter, or hit the “Share” button on Facebook, Instagram gives you no such choices. Instagram maintains this is a strategy to protect copyright and content, but if your only motive is to share something awesome with your followers, it can be an annoying restraint.
We’ve got two workarounds to allow you to repost other Instagram users’ posts.
How to repost Instagram content with a screengrab
The quickest and easiest way to share an Instagram image with your followers is to create a screengrab of the image, edit it, and post it as a fresh post.
It goes without saying that you should obviously give the original poster credit by @ mentioning them, and in an ideal world you should also reach out and expressly ask for permission before you create the post.
To take a screengrab on a Windows PC, press the “PrtScn” button on the upper-right side of your keyboard. You can then paste the screengrab into your image editing software of choice.
To take a screengrab on a Mac, press and hold shift, command, and 3.
To get a screengrab on an iPhone that has Face ID, you need to press and then release the side button and volume up button.
On an iPhone with a home button, you need to simultaneously press and then release the home button and the side button or sleep/wake button, depending on your model.
Most Android phone users can generate a screengrab by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time.
If that doesn’t work, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. Then tap “Screenshot.”
Once you have the screengrab edited and ready to go, you can simply create a new Instagram post — but again, don’t forget to credit the original creator of the content.
How to repost on Instagram using a third-party service
The other option open to you is to use a third-party app or service that will allow you to repost on Instagram.
There are various apps and web services available that can help you do this by simply inserting the URL of the post you want to share. Here’s our top three.
Repost for Instagram is a web-based service that makes it easy to repost your favorite photos and videos on Instagram while giving credit to the original Instagrammer.
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This iPhone app allows you to repost and archive photos and videos from Instagram and offers support for posts, stories, IGTV, and posts with multiple media.
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This Android app lets you repost Instagram photos and videos without adding watermarks.