Last updated on January 27th, 2019
Sometimes you just want to repost something amazing from someone else’s feed. There are a handful of different third-party apps that let you repost photos easily, but not all of them let you repost Instagram videos. If you want to repost someone else’s post, you first have to obtain that person’s permission to re-use their content. Here are five top picks if you want to repost videos on Instagram.
1. Repost for Instagram
Repost for Instagram – iOS and Android.
- Open your Instagram app, and find a photo or video you’d like to reshare.
Tap the … in the upper-right hand corner of the post. Then, tap “Copy Share URL.”
Open Repost for Instagram. The post you copied will automatically be on the homepage.
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.
Tap “Repost.” Then, tap “Copy to Instagram,” where you can add a filter and edit the post.
Tap “Next.” If you want to include the original post’s caption, tap the caption field and press “Paste,” where the original caption will appear with a citation.
When you’re ready to share the post, tap “Share” as you would a regular Instagram post. Here’s how the post appears on your Instagram profile.
2. Repost – Photo & Video
Repost – Photo & Video app works like a breeze. It works the same way as Repost for Instagram. Once you’ve downloaded and opened the app, it waits for you to copy the share URL of an Instagram post.
You can find this by tapping the three dot icon in the upper right of a post, and then tap the Copy share URL option.
Once copied, head back to the app, and you’ll be able to repost the video to your own Instagram account.
3. Use DownloadGram
DownloadGram lets Instagram users download high-resolution copies of Instagram photos and videos to repost from their own accounts. Here’s how to do it:
- Open your Instagram app and find the post you want to repost. Tap the … icon in the upper-right hand corner of the post and click “Copy Share URL.”
Navigate to DownloadGram and paste the URL into the field. Then tap Download.
Tap the green “Download Image” button that will appear further down the page.
You’ll be directed to a new web page with the downloadable image. Tap the download icon, then tap “Save image.”
Return to your Instagram app. The image will be saved to your camera roll, so edit it as you would any other Instagram post.
The repost won’t include a citation, so we suggest adding one by typing “@ + [username].” Then, press “Share.”
Repostly (free on iOS) is another option at your disposal for reposting videos on Instagram. It works similarly to the above apps: First, you’ll want to copy the share URL for the video, and then you’ll paste it into the app. From there, it’s as easy as tapping the app’s Repost to Instagram button. Unlike some alternatives, this app doesn’t give you the option to customize the positioning of the app’s watermark—it sits in the bottom left corner of a post.
5. Repost It Whiz for Instagram
Another repost video app you can use is Repost It Whiz (free on iOS). This app does let you repost videos by copying their share URL, like the others on this list, and it also lets you adjust the location of the attribution watermark.
There’s RepostWhiz (free on Android), which also lets you repost photos and videos. RepostWhiz notes that video reposts may take up to seven minutes to fully process, so you’ll want to be patient—particularly if it’s a longer or higher quality video.
In addition to reposting, the app also lets you search posts by user or hashtag and save posts for reposting later on. RepostWhiz uses a translucent watermark, whose position you can adjust, for crediting the original poster.
6. Take a Screenshot
It’s worth nothing that this method only works for reposting photos. Here’s how to do it:
Find a photo on Instagram you’d like to repost, and take a screenshot:
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.
- Tap the new post button in the bottom-center of your Instagram screen. Resize the photo so it’s properly cropped in the Instagram photo editor.
Edit and filter the post like you would any other Instagram post.
The repost won’t include a citation, so we suggest adding one by typing “@ + [username].”