How to Repost a Photo to Instagram

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If you have an Instagram account, you’ve surely seen reposted photos with credit given to the account it originated from. But there is no option to repost a photo within the Instagram app, so how do they do it? With a third-party app! Being able to repost photos is crucial for businesses and fun for individuals. There are multiple third-party apps you can use to repost photos to Instagram, but I’m going to show you my favorite and how I use it along with the Instagram app to repost a photo.

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First, we need to find a third-party app to help us repost a photo. You can do a search in the App Store to find your options. Or just download the same app that I use, which is simply called Repost for Instagram. It’s my personal favorite because it adds a small watermark in the corner of the picture giving credit to the account it originated from. I recommend tagging the person whose photo you’re reposting as well; but if you’re in a hurry and forget, using this app keeps you from accidentally taking credit for a photo that isn’t yours.

How to Repost a Photo to Instagram

  • Open the App Store on iPhone and download the repost app of your choice; Repost for Instagram is what I use.

  • Once it’s downloaded, open the Instagram app.

  • Find the photo you want to repost.

  • Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the post.

  • Tap Copy Share URL.

  • Now, open the app you got for reposting.

  • If you’re using Repost for Instagram, when you open the app you’ll see the post you just copied. Tap on it.

  • At the bottom, you’ll see options to move the watermark to a different corner. You can pay to unlock the option to remove it, but why pay when you should give credit anyway?

  • You can also select Light or Dark; which one you select will depend on how it looks over your photo.

  • When you’re ready, tap Repost.

  • Tap Copy to Instagram.

  • Now you’re back in Instagram and can continue as you usually would when posting a photo.

  • I recommend giving credit in your caption too; sometimes the person you’ve tagged will see it and appreciate the repost.

  • Tap Share when you’re ready, and ta-da. You’ve reposted a photo to Instagram.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.