How to repost a video on Instagram to your Story or profile in 3 ways

Shutterstock/NARAPIROMIt’s easy to repost a video on Instagram.
  • 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 will help you avoid copyright strikes, and is just good manners.
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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 aeroplane icon. This will let you share it with someone via direct message, or repost it to your Story.

How to repost to instagram 2William Antonelli/Business InsiderYou can repost the video to your Instagram Story.

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

How to repost to instagram 3William Antonelli/Business InsiderYou can also send the video has a direct message.

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.”

How to repost to instagram 4William Antonelli/Business InsiderYou’ll be able to share the Story just like any other.

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 repost to instagramWilliam Antonelli/Business InsiderScreen recordings can bypass many apps’ restrictions on sharing content.

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.”

1 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderTap the three dots on the top right of a post and select Copy Link.

4. Open the Repost app.

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

2 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderOpen the Repost app on your iPhone or Android.

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

3 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderMake any adjustments on the bottom of the Repost.

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.”

4 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderSelect Open Instagram in blue.

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.”

6 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderAdd filters or trim the video.

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.

7 HOW TO REPOST VIDEO INSTAGRAMDevon Delfino/Business InsiderFinalise your repost to Instagram.

12. Select “Share” to post the video to your Instagram account.

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