How to copy a video on instagram and post it

4 Ways to Reshare Content From Other Users

Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most powerful social media platforms to increase brand reach and drive new business — but it can be time-consuming and expensive to consistently create the type of high-quality content you need to see long-term results.   

Which is why reposting on Instagram is a powerful option for brands. 

But, unlike other social platforms, Instagram doesn't offer a native tool to repost. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here, we'll show you four different free ways to repost on Instagram in a few simple steps. Let's dive in. (Interested in why brands should repost on Instagram? Skip ahead to that section.) 

(Note: While these reposting apps are all free, some require you to download the app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.)

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How to Repost on Instagram Using a Screenshot

  1. Take a screenshot of the Instagram post you want to use.
  2. Tap the new post button located on the top right corner, select post.
  3. Resize the photo in the app.
  4. Edit and add filters of your choice.
  5. Add a citation.
  6. Add a caption.
  7. Click share on the top right corner.

To repost someone else's Instagram post, it’s best to obtain permission first to ensure you are not infringing on someone else’s copyright or license.

Additionally, giving the creator credit for their work is recommended. Once permissions are squared away, repost using one of the methods below.

The screenshot method doesn't require other websites to repost on Instagram. It's worth nothing that this method only works for reposting photos, not videos.

Here's how to do it.

1. Find a photo on Instagram you'd like to repost, and take a screenshot with your phone.

  • For iOS: Press down on the home and lock buttons simultaneously until your screen flashes.
  • For Android: Press down on the sleep/wake and volume down buttons simultaneously until your screen flashes.

2. Tap the new post button.

Once you've got your screenshot, return to your Instagram account. Tap the "new post button" in the top right of your Instagram screen (the plus sign inside a square). 

Then select "Post" (other options include "Story" "Reels" or "Live"). 

3. Resize the photo in the app.

Keep in mind that your phone will take a screenshot of everything on your screen, not just the photo you want to repost. So, be prepared to crop the sides of the screenshot to capture just the image you want to share with your followers.

After you've cropped or resized the photo to your liking (by pinching the image and then widening your fingers apart), click "Next" in the top-right of your screen.  

4. Edit and add filters of your choice.

Edit and filter the post like you would any other Instagram post.

5. Add a citation.

The repost won't include a citation, so we suggest adding one by typing "@ + [username]" to credit the original poster with the photo you're reposting.

6. Add a caption.

At the top you'll see a preview of your post along with space for a caption. You can choose to tag people or organizations, and add a location.

7. Click share.

Once you've finished customizing the post with the options above, click share at the top right corner. The post will be live.

Here's how the finished product looks: 

Instagram Reposting Apps

In addition to using the screenshot method, you can also use a third-party app. The options below are our favorite apps for reposting on Instagram.

Repost: For Instagram

1. Download Repost: For Instagram. 

Download Repost: For Instagram for iOS or Android. The app integrates directly with Instagram so you can share content from other Instagram users from your mobile device.

2. Identify a photo or video to repost.

Open your Instagram app and find a photo or video you'd like to repost from your own Instagram account. Tap your chosen photo from the original poster's photo gallery to see its full view, as shown below.

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3. Copy the post's share URL to your clipboard.

Once you're on the photo's or video's landing page, tap the "..." icon in the upper-righthand corner of the post. Then, tap "Copy Link."

4. Open Repost: For Instagram.

Once the photo is copied to your phone's clipboard, open Repost: For Instagram. The post you copied will automatically be on the app's inbox, as shown below.

Tap the arrow on the right hand side of the post. There, you can edit how you want the repost icon to appear on Instagram. The app also allows you to add an Attribution mark directly on the image. 

You can choose to copy the original caption to your post or add a new one later.

Next, tap "Share." 

5. Select whether you want to post to your feed, your Story, or in a message.

For our purposes, we'll click "Post". 

6. Edit the post's caption and share your repost.

Write a caption and click "OK" when finished.

When you're ready to share the post, tap "Share" as you would a regular Instagram post.


1. Download Reposta.

Download Reposta for Android or Apple devices to get started.

2. In Instagram, copy a URL of an image you'd like to repost.

Open your Instagram and copy-and-paste the URL like you did for the instructions for Repost: For Instagram (Step #3, above). 

3. Open Reposta to find your image.

Reposta automatically opens a URL once you've copied it. Now, in Reposta, you can edit the attribution (including the color and positioning), as well as the caption itself. 

4. Click "Post to Instagram". 

You'll see a few options below your image. For our purposes, choose "Post to Instagram". (Alternatively, you can save the image to use on a different date.) 

5. Select whether you want to post to your feed or Instagram Story. 

You have two options here: Story or Feed. Click "Feed". 

6. Next, crop your image like you normally would. 

Feel free to adjust the size or cropping of your image in this step. When you're ready, click "Next". 

7. Edit your image and apply filters from within the Instagram app. 

Here, you'll choose a filter and edit the image like you would any other Instagram image. When you're ready, click "Next".

8. Change the caption and re-post. 

Feel free to give credit to the image owner in your caption — but remember you've also given them credit in the image itself. Add a location and tag people if you'd like, and then click "Share" when you're ready. 

Here's how the post appears on your Instagram profile:

Using DownloadGram

DownloadGram lets Instagram users download high-resolution copies of Instagram photos and videos to repost from their own accounts. Luckily, there isn't an app you need to download to repost using this process. Here's how to do it:

1. Open Instagram and find a photo or video to repost.

Open your Instagram app and find the post you want to repost. Tap the "..." icon in the upper righthand corner of the post and click "Copy Share URL" (this button will be the same for both iOS and Android mobile devices).

2. Paste the post's share URL into DownloadGram.

Open your mobile internet browser and navigate to DownloadGram — or simply, downloadgram. org. Paste the URL into the text box that appears on the website's homepage. Then, tap "Download."

Tap the "Download Image" button that appears further down DownloadGram's homepage.

3. Download the post.

You'll be directed to a new webpage with the content ready to download. Tap the download icon — the box with an upward-facing arrow, as shown below — then tap "save image."

4. Open Instagram and find the photo or video in your camera roll.

Return to your Instagram app. The image will be saved to your phone's native camera roll, so edit it as you would any other Instagram post.

5. Add a caption and share your repost.

The repost won't include a citation, so we suggest adding one by typing "@ + [username]" to credit the original poster with the photo or video. Then, press "Share." Here's how the post appears on your Instagram profile:


Open the instagram app and find the photo or video you'd like to add to your story.

2. Click the paper plane icon at the bottom of the post.

3. Click "Add post to your story."

4. Personalize the draft post with stickers or text.

You should see a draft of your story. Use the icons at the top to modify text, color, stickers and other animations.

5. Click "Your story" in the bottom left corner.

You also have the option to click "close friends" on the right, bottom corner (shown above) if you only want a select group to view your story. 

Once you click "Your story" you'll see the option to click "Share" to repost your image to your Instagram Story. 

With stories, the same best practices should be followed as for sharing a post. If you don’t know the person and suspect the content you’d like to re-share might be licensed material, ask for permission first. Give credit to the original posters whenever possible.

Why should your brand repost on Instagram? 

First of all, it's important to understand the benefits of reposting images and videos. 

Simply put, it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to consistently create high-quality social content. And since most marketers post between 3-4 times per week, it's vital you have a backlog of content to keep up with demand. 

Additionally, user-generated content (UGC) performs exceptionally well. In fact, 90% of consumers say UGC holds more influence over their buying decisions than promotional emails and even search engine results.

Reposting to Instagram can help you highlight brand endorsements from your customers, brand loyalists, and employees. UGC is typically considered more trustworthy, since a consumer isn't gaining anything by promoting your product or service (unless it's an advertisement) — they're just doing it to tell their audiences that they like your product. 

For instance, consider the power of Warby Parker reposting this funny image from one of its customers, @cjronson:


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Warby Parker (@warbyparker)

Not only does the image likely appeal to Warby Parker customers, but it ultimately makes Warby Parker marketers' jobs easier — now they don't need to create all their own content in-house. 

Share Your Favorite Instagram Posts

Now that you've learned how to repost on Instagram, you can diversify your profile with content sourced from friends, family, and brands. Use the methods above — being sure to cite the source of the original post — to quickly and easily reshare your favorite content.

This article was originally published November 18, 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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How to Repost a Video on Instagram in 3 Different Ways

  • You can repost a video on Instagram from another user in several ways, using the official Instagram app, a screen recording, or a third-party app.
  • To repost a video to your Instagram Story, tap the paper plane icon underneath the video post you want to share.
  • There's no built-in way to repost Instagram videos to your profile — you'll need to make a screen recording of it, or use a third-party app like Repost.
  • Make sure you get permission to repost the video from its original source — it'll help you avoid copyright strikes, and is just good manners.

Not all Instagram posts have to be 100% original — in fact, some of the biggest accounts out there are dedicated to reposting other people's work. The best ones, of course, get permission before reposting anything, and always give proper credit.

There are several ways to repost videos you find on Instagram. The easiest way involves sharing the video to your Instagram Story, which will let your followers view it for a full day.

If you prefer a more permanent repost, you can save the video using a screen recording and then post it like any other Instagram post. This will put it on your profile alongside your other photos and videos.

There are also third-party apps like Repost, which convert someone else's Instagram post into one of your own.

Here are three ways to repost an Instagram video, using an iPhone or Android phone.

How to repost a video on Instagram by sharing it to your Story

1. Open the Instagram app and go to the post you want to share.

2. Directly beneath the post, tap the paper airplane icon. This will let you share it with someone via direct message, or repost it to your Story.

You can repost the video to your Instagram Story. William Antonelli/Business Insider

3. In the pop-up menu, select the option to "Add post to your story," which should appear at the top of the list.

You can also send the video has a direct message. William Antonelli/Business Insider

4. On the next screen, the post will appear in a Story draft. You can add text, stickers, or other content as you would with any other Story.

5. Tap "Send To" at the bottom of the screen, and in the pop-up, select "Share" beside "Your Story."

You'll be able to share the Story just like any other. William Antonelli/Business Insider

When you share a post using this method, anyone who views your Story can tap on it to go to the original posting.

How to repost a video on Instagram by screen recording it

If you want to post another user's video to your profile without downloading an extra app, you can simply record your phone's screen while the video post is playing. 

With this method, you can crop, edit, and shorten the screen recording so it appears on your profile just as you want it to. However, make sure you don't crop out the username of the original poster, and be sure to credit them in your caption.

Both iPhone and Android phones have screen recording features, usually built right into the phone. Check out our articles on the subject:

  • How to record the screen on your iPhone
  • How to screen record on your Android device using a third-party app
  • How to record your screen on a Samsung Galaxy S10, for recording any third-party app through the Game Launcher
Screen recordings can bypass many apps' restrictions on sharing content. William Antonelli/Business Insider

How to repost a video on Instagram using the Repost app

The Repost app, which is available for both iPhone and Android users, is a popular option for reposting photos and videos. 

Once you've downloaded it, here's how to use it to repost a video to your profile:

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and log in, if necessary.

2. Find the video you want to repost.

3. Tap the three dots in the top right corner and select "Copy Link."

Tap the three dots on the top right of a post and select Copy Link. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

4. Open the Repost app.

5. Tap the video (Repost should automatically detect it since you just copied it to your clipboard).

Open the Repost app on your iPhone or Android. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

6. Make any adjustments in the bottom toolbar (for example, you can change the placement or shading of the repost acknowledgment).

Make any adjustments on the bottom of the Repost. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

7. Tap "Repost" (it may take a couple of minutes for the video to load).

8. Choose to copy the caption if you wish, and select "Open Instagram. "

Select Open Instagram in blue. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

9. If it isn't squared off, you may want to crop the video by tapping the two arrows in the lower corner of the post.

10. Add any filters you desire, trim the video (if necessary), then tap "Next."

Add filters or trim the video. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

11. Add your caption (or paste in the original caption, which you already saved to your clipboard), hashtags, and anything else you want to include, like location or tags.

Finalize your repost to Instagram. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

12. Select "Share" to post the video to your Instagram account.

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How to repost someone else's video to your Instagram page

Author Andrey Instagramovich To read 4 min

Instagram does not have an internal function to share someone else's video. Therefore, users often have the question “how to repost a video on Instagram to your page?”.


  1. How to repost a video on Instagram
  2. Method 1: download and post
  3. Method 2: use an additional repost application
  4. How to repost a video in Stories

How to repost a video on Instagram

There are two methods to repost a video on Instagram to your page:

  • download video to your smartphone;
  • repost with accompanying applications.

Both options require the installation or use of additional programs and websites.

There is a third option - downloading via a bot in the Telegram messenger. The user needs to copy the link and paste it in the chat, wait for a response message. This method is suitable if the page owner does not want to download third-party programs or applications.

Method 1: download and share

When viewing the feed from a computer, the easiest way is to save the video from Instagram in the browser. To do this, you need only one of the special extensions: Tools for Instagram for Google Chrome, Instagram Video Download lumerias for Mozilla Firefox, Instagram Downloader for Opera . They work on the same algorithm.

How to download a video to a computer:

  1. Open a browser.
  2. Find a suitable browser extension and install it.
  3. Go to the Instagram website after successful installation of the service.
  4. Enter your login and password, go to the personal page of the social network.
  5. Select the desired video - click on the button "Download".

Mobile browsers do not support extensions, so you need to use a third-party program to save the video to your smartphone. Such programs operate on the same principle.

How to download a video to your phone using Fast Save for Instagram:

  1. Sign in to your account - Find the video you want and click on it.
  2. Install FastSave for Instagram on your smartphone.
  3. Click on the three dots located in the upper right corner.
  4. Select item "Copy link" from the list.
  5. Open the program and paste the copied link.
  6. Wait for loading and download.

After the desired video is saved to the device, it must be added to your personal Instagram account.

Method 2: use an additional application for reposting

It is possible to repost a video from your phone using special programs.

It is recommended to use the proven free Repost for Instagram application:

  1. Download Regrann - Repost for Instagram and install it.
  2. Open the mobile version of Instagram and enter the profile.
  3. Click on the appropriate video - find three vertical dots.
  4. In the menu that appears, select option "Copy link" .
  5. Application tab will appear - at the bottom of the button: Save or Feed (share in Feed).

With this tool, you can copy not only videos, but also photos, carousels. Also available: "Publish later", that is, the post will be saved for posting the next time you enter the application.

Reposting a video to Stories

Reposting someone else's Stories to your account is possible if the user has been tagged on it:

  1. Download the Instagram app to your phone.
  2. Enter your login and password, enter your profile.
  3. Go to the tab with personal messages, it is located in the upper right corner.
  4. Open appropriate message "@… mentioned in his story. "
  5. Click on item "Add to your story".
  6. Add a caption or sticker in the Story editor.
  7. Click on the button "Your Story" below and repost someone else's video to the story.

If the user has not been tagged in another user's story, then there is another way to repost a video on Instagram:

  1. Launch the application - log into the account.
  2. Select your favorite video.
  3. Click on the airplane icon in the right corner.
  4. Click "My story" and share the publication of work with a boomerang.

Reposting an Instagram video to your page is possible only with third-party apps, extensions or tools. It will not be possible to publish the received material through a computer - only photos are available for placement. Therefore, the owner of the page will have to transfer the video via USB or cloud storage.

How to repost a video on Instagram?

In order to make it convenient for numerous Internet users to share photos, a separate social network, Instagram, was specially created. In it, each user can post any content related to video or photo, subscribe to other people, view the feed of posted materials, and much more.

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What is a repost?

Surely everyone would like to be able to show their favorite resource to their subscribers. To do this, it is enough to make a repost, that is, transfer the necessary entry to your page indicating the source. It will be visible to each of the subscribers.

On Twitter this operation is called retweet, on Vkontakte it is called share.

Repost in the official Instagram program is not possible, however, special applications have been created that allow the use of this option.

Instarepost - repost program

How to repost a post?

  • The easiest way to transfer any photo to your page is to take a screenshot of it and post it again, only in your name and using cropping so that the gadget panel is not visible. The main disadvantage of this method is immediately obvious - the original source may be outraged by the similar use of their materials from other people. There is also no way to copy the video in this way.
  • Another way is to use a special add-on program. For example, there are several of them in PlayMarket and AppleStore. The most convenient of them is located under the name “Instagram Repost”. This application must be found through the search and installed on your gadget. To use it, just open the program, enter your data and follow the instructions.


  • To repost a video without using a separate application, you need to open the video you like and click on the “Embed” button that appears, which will open the desired code. In the Russian version, it will say "Insert". This code can be inserted on your page or even website - a video will appear indicating the author, to the page of which subscribers will be able to go.

When using this method, it is much more convenient to use the Web version of Instagram, that is, access this site through a computer and thus perform all operations.

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In conclusion, it is logical to say that Instagram was created back in 2010 and has since become very popular - the number of downloads of this program in the Play Market exceeds billion . However, by now, in order to remain relevant, this site has gradually moved away from the classic and original purpose (photos) and has begun to place a greater emphasis on content of a different kind - videos and stories, that is, now Instagram is a “fast” news feed. Stories now allow you to add many social networks - Vkontakte, Facebook. To add your own videos, there is also a separate social network - Periscope.

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