How to share a post to your Instagram story

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Did you know you can share someone's post to your Instagram story? They say sharing is thoughtful, and Instagram's developers seem keen on letting you share as much content as you want, just when it comes to stories.

In this article, you'll see how to share a post to your Instagram story and get answers to questions related to the topic. Let's start!


Why are Instagram stories so popular?

Today, over 500 million Instagram users use Instagram Stories. This is one of the features that immediately grab the viewer's attention. The reason is that stories are narratives that unfold in real time, and everyone can't wait to get a glimpse of them. New stories appear at the top, where they get a lot of attention during their 24-hour posting period.


Share an Instagram post to your Instagram story using Android or iOS/iPhone

Sharing an Instagram post to your Instagram story is easy compared to sharing it in your feed.

  1. Launch the Instagram app and locate the post you want to share.
  2. Press the " paper plane " button appearing below the post. This launches the “Share” menu.
  3. Press “Add a post to your story. » At this point, the post will automatically download as a customizable sticker.
  4. In the lower left corner, tap " Your story " Poster.

How to share a post to your Instagram story with a caption

A caption offers the perfect way to give your story a personal touch. The process is the same as sharing a post to your Instagram story, except for a few extra steps.



  1. Launch the Instagram app and locate the post you want to share.
  2. Press the “paper plane button” button appearing below the post.
  3. Press “Add an article to your story” to download the post as a customizable sticker.
  4. Press the “Texas icon” at the top of the window and proceed to create your caption.
  5. Once you're done typing, tap "Your Story" to post.

How to post memories on Instagram and share them in your story

  1. Open the Instagram app, then tap the "hamburger icon" at the top.
  2. Select “Archive. »
  3. Tap the drop-down menu at the top, then select “Historical Archive”.
  4. Scroll through your memories and select the post you want to share.
  5. Press the " To share " button right next to the post.
  6. Press " Send to " then from the resulting options, select " Your story. »

Sharing Instagram posts to your Story is arguably one of the best ways to retain your followers. With this guide, nothing will stop you from going ahead and sharing a post right away.



FAQ on sharing Instagram posts in stories

How to repost an Instagram story?

Tap the airplane button below the post and select "Add a post to your story."

Why is Instagram story sharing not working?

This scenario usually occurs when the user has disabled "Reshare to Stories". The only way to fix this problem is to ask the person to activate the settings for you.

How many stories can I post on Instagram?

You can post a maximum of 100 Stories on Instagram.

Can you turn an Instagram story into a post?

Yes. To do this, open “Your Story” and tap “More”. Select "Share as post".

Why can't I share an Instagram post on My Story?

This situation occurs if you try to share a post from a private account or if the other party has disabled sharing.

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