What to Know

  • Tap Share (the paper airplane) > Add reel to your story > Your story. Then, go to the Story and tap Highlight.
  • Alternatively, record your screen while watching the video, save the recording, and then upload it to Instagram.
  • Or, copy the video link and download the Repost for Instagram app. Select the video and tap Post to Feed.

This article explains how to repost a video on Instagram. The instructions apply to the Instagram app for iOS and Android.

How to Repost an Instagram Video

While you can’t repost videos directly to your Instagram profile, you can repost them as Instagram Stories and then add the stories to your profile as highlights. Alternatively, you can record your screen or use an app like Repost.

Could you be liable for copyright issues? Yep! That's why you need to get permission from the original creator to repost videos so you don't have to worry about copyright strikes.

How to Repost a Video to Your Instagram Story

Here's how to repost a video to your Story and share it on your profile:

  1. Under the post, tap the Share icon (the paper airplane).

  2. Tap Add reel to your story.

  3. Add any stickers, text, or anything else you want to add, and then tap Your story at the bottom.

    Share icon, Add reel to your story, and Your Story highlighted in the Instagram app.

  4. Go back to the Home tab and tap Your Story.

  5. Tap Highlight.

  6. Tap New or choose an album to add it to.

    Your Story, Highlight, and New highlighted in the Instagram app.

  7. Type a name for the highlight and tap Add.

  8. Tap Done or View on profile. On your profile, your highlights appear above your posts. Tap the highlight with the video to view it.

    Add, View on profile, and Lulu highlighted in the Instagram app.

Screen Record and Post Instagram Videos

If you want to share a video as a regular post, you can record your screen while watching the video, save the recording, and then upload it to Instagram. With this method, you can crop and edit the video to your liking before you post it. Just make sure to give credit to the original creator.

The steps for recording your screen on Android and recording an iPhone screen are different.

Repost Instagram Videos With the Repost App

Repost for Instagram is a third-party app that lets you repost videos on your Instagram profile. Here's how:

  1. In the Instagram app, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner of the video.

  2. Tap Link to copy the video link.

  3. Download the Repost for Instagram app. Once it’s downloaded, tap the icon to open it.

    Three dots and Link in the Instagram app and the Repost app on Android.

  4. The app should automatically detect the link you copied. You might have to wait a few seconds. Tap the video thumbnail when it appears in the app.

  5. Tap Post to Feed.

  6. Tap Allow If prompted to give access to your device media.

    Instagram link image, Post to Feed, and Allow highlighted in the Repost app.

  7. The video will open in the Instagram app. Tap Next.

  8. Add a caption or anything else you want to include and tap Share. The video will appear as an original post on your profile.

    Next, Share, and video thumbnail in the Instagram app.

FAQ

  • How do I share a YouTube video to Instagram?

    If you want to share a YouTube video with specific Instagram users, you can go through the YouTube app. Find the video you want to share and select the three dots, then Share video > More > Instagram > choose people to share with > select Share. If you want to share a YouTube video to your Instagram Stories or feed you'll have to download it first, them upload it directly (be mindful of copyright).

  • How do I repost a video from Facebook to Instagram?

    There's currently no direct way to repost a video from Facebook to Instagram, but you can share a Facebook video with your Instagram friends. Open the Facebook app and find the video you want to share, then select Share > Instagram > wait for Instagram to open > choose someone to share with > paste video URL into message and Send.

  • Why can't I repost an Instagram Story video?

    If you aren't able to repost someone's Instagram Story video, chances are their settings don't allow followers to share their content. You can attempt to contact the original poster to ask if they can make the video shareable, but the decision is ultimately up to them.

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