Instagram is a treasure trove of captivating videos, from hilarious memes to inspiring moments. If you’ve stumbled upon a video that you’d like to share with your own followers, you’ll be pleased to know that reposting on Instagram is possible through several methods. In this article, we’ll explore four simple ways to repost a video on Instagram.
Using Instagram’s Native Features:
Instagram offers a built-in feature that allows users to repost content they find in their feeds to their own Stories. Here’s how you can do it:
Locate the video you wish to repost in your Instagram feed.
Tap on the paper airplane icon (the Share button) located below the video.
Select "Add post to your story."
The video will now appear on your Story, where you can customize it with stickers, captions, and drawings.
Finally, click “Your Story” to share it with your followers.
This method only reposts the video temporarily on your Story. If you want to share it on your profile permanently, you’ll need to use other methods.
There are various third-party apps available for both iOS and Android that simplify the process of reposting Instagram content. Here’s how to use one of these apps:
Download and install a reputable reposting app like "Repost for Instagram" or "Regrann" from your app store.
Open the app and grant the necessary permissions.
Find the video on Instagram that you want to repost.
Tap the three dots (...) on the top right corner of the video and select "Copy Link."
Return to the reposting app; it will automatically detect the copied link.
Customize the repost by adding captions or adjusting watermarks.
Finally, tap "Repost" or a similar option to share the video on your Instagram feed.
If you prefer not to use third-party apps, you can employ your device’s screen recording feature to capture and repost a video. Here’s how:
Locate the video on Instagram that you want to repost.
Initiate the screen recording function on your device (note that this may vary depending on your phone's make and model).
Play the video and allow the screen recording to capture it.
Stop the screen recording when the video is complete.
Trim the recording if necessary.
Create a new Instagram post and select the screen recording from your camera roll.
Share it with your followers.
Tagging and Giving Credit:
When reposting someone else’s video on Instagram, it’s essential to provide proper credit to the original creator. This demonstrates respect for their work and helps avoid copyright issues. Here’s how:
Capture a screenshot of the video or use the screen recording method mentioned earlier.
Create a new Instagram post.
Upload the screenshot or screen recording.
In the caption, tag the original creator by typing "@" followed by their username (e.g., @originalcreator).
Write a brief caption, giving credit to the creator and explaining why you're reposting the video.
Reposting videos on Instagram is a fantastic way to engage your audience and share content that resonates with you. Whether you opt for Instagram’s built-in features, third-party apps, screen recording, or tagging and giving credit to the original creator, always respect content owners’ rights and preferences. Happy reposting!