Instagram is one of the few major social networks that does not have a repost function. Meanwhile, both Facebook and LinkedIn have Share, Twitter has Retweet, Pinterest has Repin, and Tumblr has Reblog.

Instagram? Nada.

You are really encouraged to take your own photos, shoot videos and share your content on Instagram. But given the fact that some of the best content tends to go viral when many people share it over and over again, it’s no surprise that many people use some third-party apps that allow them to post other users’ posts. Instagram photo or video to your profiles.

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Get started with reposting on Instagram

Many Instagram users use screenshots of photos posted by others that they can upload to their Instagram profile, which is one way to do this. But this does not often solve the problem of providing credit to the original owner. Also, you cannot publish a video post by taking a screenshot.

In this guide, we’ll show you how easy it is to get started with one of the best third-party Instagram repost apps. We will use Repost for Instagram, because it is extremely popular and has great ratings. It is also available for free for devices Android .

Click on the next few slides to see sample screenshots of how this is done.

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Login to Repost for Instagram

Once you download Repost for Instagram on your iPhone or Android device, you can open it and use it to log into your Instagram account. You must have an existing Instagram account to use this app.

What’s great about this Repost app is that you can do a lot with it. Once you have logged in using your accounting entry Instagram you will be taken to the home tab where you can start searching for content to post.

Here is a brief overview of what you will find.

Channel: the latest published photos of users you follow.

Media: the latest published videos of users you follow.

Loves: messages you’ve recently liked (by pressing the heart button).

Favorites: When viewing posts in the Repost app, you can tap the three dots on the top right corner of the post and tap » Add to favorites to save them on this tab.

The main menu, located at the very bottom of the screen, has three general tabs that you can browse: your own profile (or home tab), which is currently popular on Instagram, and a search tab.

While you can view posts using the Repost app just like you can on Instagram, you can’t comment none of them. However, you can click the » heart» to like directly through the Repost app.

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Click on the photo (or video) you want to post

By clicking on a photo or video, you will be able to view it in full size, as if you were watching it on Instagram. You can » please «if you haven’t already, and read the comments left by other users.

From there, you can click the blue «Repost» button in the right corner below the post if you want to repost it on your profile. This will give you some editing options, such as changing the orientation of the post.

When you like how it looks, click the big blue button » Repost » at the bottom.

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Discover it on Instagram

Clicking on blue button » Repost will prompt you to open a tab from your phone, giving you several options to launch some of the apps you already have installed. One of them has to be Instagram.

Click on the Instagram icon. You will be taken to the Instagram app and the post will already be there for you, all set for you to apply filters to it and edit it however you like.

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Add an optional title

Signature from the original poster will be automatically transferred to your Instagram post along with credit tags for the user, so you can leave it as it is, add to it, or even remove it entirely.

You can even click » Tag people ‘ to mark the original user as a nice gesture to give them even more privileges.

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Publish your post

When you’re done editing and customizing your caption, you can post your repost!

The bottom left corner of the post will display a small image displaying the original user’s icon and username. And that’s all there is to it.

Instagram isn’t expected to introduce its own in-app repost feature anytime soon, so for now, this is your next best option. You can repost in just a few seconds, including video. You can even post someone’s story on Instagram, if it makes sense to your own audience.

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