How to repost an Instagram story

How to repost an Instagram story

Alexandra - @allebusinesscoach

Mar 31, 2020 - 2 min read

Reposting stories on Instagram is a great way to keep your audience engaged and gain credibility with user-generated content. This post will show you how to repost an Instagram story, even if you haven’t been tagged.

When someone “mentioned” you in their stories

How to repost an Instagram story

Instagram’s Mentions Sticker

When someone tags you in their Instagram story using the “Mentions” sticker, you have the option to instantly repost it to your own stories.

Here’s how to repost an Instagram story when you’ve been tagged:

Step 1. Look for a mention tag in your DM's

When a person tags your account in their stories you will receive a notification in your DMs.

How to repost an Instagram story

Step 2. Tap on the “Add this to your Story”

Open the notification message in your DM's and tap on the “Add this to your Story” link to see a preview of the post that mentioned you.

How to repost an Instagram story

Step 3. Edit your Instagram story before reposting

In the preview mode, you can edit the post by adding stickers, text and repost it to your own stories.

How to repost an Instagram story

Step 4. Repost the Instagram Story

Share it to your Stories by clicking on the “Your Story” button located at the bottom left corner.

How to repost an Instagram story

When you repost a story, your followers will see the original poster’s username by tapping on the image they can visit that person’s profile.

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Reposting a story when you aren’t tagged

Saw a story that you would like to repost but maybe someone forgot to tag you? Or perhaps you’re trying to share an inspiring story by another creator with your audience?

Here’s how to repost a story when you aren’t tagged:

Step 1. Screenshot the story you want to repost

Simply take a screenshot of the story you want to share (for photos) or hit the record screen button (for videos).

How to repost an Instagram story

Original post

Step 2. Create a new Instagram story

Create a new Instagram story as you normally would, and select the image/video you screenshotted.

How to repost an Instagram story

Repost

Step 3. Credit the author when reposting their story

Make sure you tag the original post and give credit to the author. Or just let them know you enjoyed their content.

And this is how you repost an Instagram story. But remember, only repost stories that are relevant to your audience. The last thing you want is to spam your followers by reposting random content.

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