Instagram is telling a personal story. Unlike the other applications of the social media, it does not encourage its users share the content of the other users. Instagram does not have an option to share the posts. There is no share button on the personal posts or the posts of the other users, which can make it easy for sharing the content. You can just add videos and photos directly from the tablet or smartphone. One of the popular and an easy way to share the content of other people are taking the screenshot and then sharing it. This will not help in sharing the videos. However, there are ways by which you can repost videos on Instagram, and for this, you have to be a little creative.
Reposting on Instagram
There are plenty of reasons why you would want to repost videos on Instagram. There are a few things that you should remember when you repost content on Instagram. Always ask for permission because you are using the content of somebody else. Send a message to the account or post a comment to the post and let the user know that you are reposting the video or the photo. You may find it tempting to crop a photo or use another filter but you should not edit the content that you repost. Photo reposting is showing appreciation and making it personal. Do not pass off a post as your personal one. It is a copyright theft. A simple comment can help you clarify your intentions. You should follow the standard ways to give the credit, and do tag the account definitely.
Reposting a story on Instagram
Instagram has introduced a new feature recently known as @Sharing, which can help you to repost an Instagram story. First of all, you have to make your account public if it is not done and update the version. After this, when you are tagged into a story, you will get a notification from Instagram saying that the users can report the story for the next 24 hours. This notification shall also offer you an option of Adding it to your story. You can tap it and see the story as a sticker. You may rotate, scale, position and also add the creative tools such as stickers or text. When your followers notice the story, the username of the original poster shall appear and it can be tapped so that people are able to explore their friend’s profile too.