Have you ever found a great video or post that you want to share on your Instagram story? It’s pretty easy to do, but you’ll be forgiven if you try and fail with the Share menu. Of course, it would make sense to share a video or post using the share button, right? No, that’s not how sharing videos and posts in your story works on Instagram.
We’ll show you how you can re-share a video or share a post you’ve found on Instagram to your own story.
How to share a video or post your story on Instagram
- Find the video, video, or photo you want to post to your Instagram story.
- Tap the paper airplane icon
- Click Add Video to Your Story or Add Post/Video to Your Story.
- Click the arrow button to confirm that you want to share the video/post.
- Click “Share”.
You can also click “Your Story” to post it there immediately, or “Close Friends” to share it immediately in your story, but only with those you have identified as close friends.
If you want to spice it up even more, you can add music to your stories, which can be a fun way to add sound depth to your posts.
And if you don’t want to get feedback on your stories, remember that you can always turn off replies to your Instagram stories.
We’ve focused on posting videos to stories using Instagram for iPhone, but the process is exactly the same on Instagram for Android.