By now almost all social platforms provide users with options for the “repost”. With this term – if you don’t know – we refer to the operation of sharing a post or any other type of content previously published by another user, or even by yourself (perhaps in a different section of the social network in use).
It must be said that some social networks do not yet have an integrated function that allows you to share a post immediately of others. Nonetheless, the operation can be carried out the same, and also in a fairly simple way, by resorting to some expedient. Which? You will soon find out: the purpose of this tutorial will be to explain how to repost a post on all the most popular social platforms (including those that do not provide predefined repost functions), both from smartphones and tablet than a computer.
As you will judge for yourself, these are very intuitive procedures: most of the time, everything is feasible in a handful of taps or clicks. How do you say? Would you like to know immediately how to do it? Great, then I just have to wish you a good reading and, above all, a good time!
Before going on to list the steps necessary to share content already published on the various social platforms, it is my duty to make an important clarification: the posts of others should not be shared in any way without the permission of the ‘author , ie who first published them. Before republishing someone else’s post, therefore, you must ask for permission .
Always keep in mind what I just said before reposting any kind of content. I do not take responsibility for the use you will make of this tutorial. Clear? Well, let’s move on.
How to repost a post on Instagram
If you agree, I would open the guide by telling you about one of the most used social platforms: Instagram . A little while ago, when I mentioned the social networks that have not integrated a repost function (or rather, which have integrated some very limited ones) I was referring precisely to the famous Facebook priority photographic platform.
In most cases, in fact, to reshare a post or a story on Instagram it is necessary to resort to gimmicks and you cannot count on integrated features. Furthermore, I inform you that content sharing is only available in the Instagram app for Android (also available on alternative stores for devices without Play Store) and iPhone and not on the web version or on the client for Windows 10 that allow you to use Instagram. on PC. For all the details, read on.
How to repost a post in the Instagram feed
The feed of Instagram , that is the section of the profile in which the posts that are published (and not the stories) and that can then be seen by other users are shown without deadlines does not provide an option to re-share posts.
That being the case, what you can do, when you notice a content that you would like to publish on your profile, is to take a snapshot of the displayed screen (ie a screenshot ), if it is a photo, or film the screen, if it is a video.
To do this operation on a Android smartphone, once the Instagram app has been started and the post to be “photographed” has been found, simultaneously press the Volume Down (-) key and the On / Off key , or, alternatively, use the Volume Down (-) combination strong> and the Home key ng>. For all the details, check out my tutorial on how to take screenshots on Android.
If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone , to take a screenshot press the right side button and the Volume Up (+) key at the same time (if you are using a model with Face ID) or the combination power key + Home (if you have a model with a physical Home key). More info here.
Is the post you want to reshare a video ? In this case, if you are using an Android device, you can use the screen recording function accessible on almost all smartphone models via the notifications menu (it has a dot or a camera). If you do not find it, search the app menu or, alternatively, contact third-party applications, such as ADV Screen Recorder (also available on alternative stores for devices without Play Store). For all the details on how to record the Android screen, read my dedicated guide.
If, you are using an iPhone instead, open the Control Center with a swipe from the top right corner of the screen downwards (if you have a model with Face ID) or from the bottom upwards starting from the center (if you have a model with a Home button) and tap the REC button. If you don’t see the key in question, activate it from the Settings> Control Center> Customize Controls menu. For more details on this procedure, please read my dedicated guide.
Once you have captured the screenshot or video of the post you want to share , you just have to press the + icon, at the top right of the main page of the Instagram app, tap on the preview of the photo or video, press twice on the blue arrow icon at the top right and, finally, tap the check mark at the top right. I explained these and other procedures in detail in my guide on how to repost on Instagram.
How to repost a post on Instagram stories
You want to know how to repost a post on Instagram stories ? In the case of a post published by yourself in the Feed , just select it, press the airplane icon and choose the option to add the content to the your story .
In the case of posts from other people’s feeds, on the other hand, you must use the same methods that I listed in the previous chapter, as in the posts of others there is no function that allows you to repost them “directly”. So you just have to take a screenshot or record the screen of the phone and share the final result (always after asking the author’s permission) as you would any other another story.
Then press the + icon at the top right of the main page of the Instagram, then tap on the Story item located on the black bar at the bottom right and press the Gallery icon at the bottom, in the corner to the left. Then press on the preview of the content you want to share, tag the original author and, if you wish, also add background music, polls or other, by pressing the icon of the smiling sticker .
Next, click on the Send to button, at the bottom right, and tap on the button Share located next to Your Story . If you need more information on these steps, please see here.
The same goes for other people’s stories , unless you have been tagged in one of them: if you have been tagged in a story, in fact, you can re-share it thanks to a simple Instagram function.
Just click on the home icon at the bottom left, on the main page of the app, then select the story you are in been tagged (by clicking on the profile photo at the top of the user who posted it). Finally, once you have viewed the content, click on the button Add this content to your story (you can also make any changes by adding music, tags, polls, and more before re-sharing the story). Easy, right?
How to repost an archived post on Instagram
You can also re-share the posts and stories in your Archive on Instagram (the section of the contents of your profile visible only to you) in a simple way. To do this, press on your profile photo in the lower right corner (on the main page of the app) and then tap on the ≡ icon, at the top of right. Then click on the Archive item and, from here, click on the preview of the post you want to publish again. Finally, tap on the ⁝ icon at the top right and click on Show in profile .
If the content you want to re-share is a story , go back to the Archive item, click on the Post Archive item (above) and tap on the Stories archive item in the menu that appears at the bottom. At this point, proceed by pressing on the preview of the story you are looking for and then tap the Share button at the bottom right. If you intend to share the story in question as a story , and press the Send to button and then press the Share button located next to the item Your story .
If, on the other hand, you want to share the story as a post , go back to preview of the same, press the ⁝ icon at the bottom right and, from here, tap on the item Share as post. Finally, click on the Share button to confirm the operation.
How to repost a post on Facebook
Unlike Instagram, Facebook , provides convenient integrated functions to perform a repost of the contents. It is possible to proceed both from the app for Android (also available on alternative stores for devices without the Play Store) and iOS / iPadOS and on the Web version of the social network accessible from computers and other devices. Read on to learn all about it.
How to repost a post in the Facebook feed
If you intend to reshare a post on your Feed of Facebook (or your Diary ) just follow the steps that I am going to list immediately. First of all, once you have started the social network app and found the post you want to publish in your Diary, click on the Share button (the one with the arrow icon located below the post itself, bottom right).
Then, tap the Share now button to post the post in your Diary immediately. Or, if before publishing you want to add a comment to the content, click on the Add a comment item and then on the Share now button. If you click on Facebook under your name before resharing the post, you can view and choose the other available repost options ( Diary of a contact , Group or Page of your properties).
Pressing, instead, on the item All located next to the Facebook item that I just mentioned, you can choose whether to make the post visible to all Facebook users, only to your Friends , to Friends except some users or only you . by pressing the appropriate buttons.
If you use the Web version of the social network, both on PC and on smartphone or tablet , to re-share a post simply press on the Share item under the post itself. Then, click on Share in the News section in the menu that appears. At this point, you can add a comment to the post. Finally, to conclude the procedure, click on the Publish button at the bottom.
How to repost a post on the stories of Facebook
On Facebook you have the possibility to share someone else’s post about your stories too. How? I’ll explain it to you immediately, it’s very simple. First, once you have started the app and found the post you want to share, click on the Share button at the bottom right of the post itself; then, tap on Share in your story .
A preview of the story will be displayed. At this point you can apply a sticker, add a piece of music, tag a person, an event or add a poll or event by pressing the smiling sticker icon (top right) and then by tapping on the appropriate buttons related to these functions. For more details on these steps, check out my tutorial on how to create a story on Facebook.
Once you have finished editing and are ready to publish the story, just press the Share in the story button below To the right. Do you need further information on this and other procedures related to sharing content on Facebook? No problem, take a look here. If you are using the web version of the popular social network, you can reshare a post as a story but you don’t have the ability to apply effects and other changes to it as you would on mobile devices.
To do this, just click on the Share button under the post you want to publish as a story and then on the Share in your story . The post will be immediately published as a story (once published, by clicking on the story itself, Facebook will automatically redirect to the original post).
How to repost a post on Twitter
Reposting someone else’s content to Twitter (doing, in this way, what in the terminology of the social network in question is called Retweet ) is really simple. Once you have started the official Twitter application for Android (also available on alternative stores for devices without Play Store) or iOS / iPadOS and you have found the post you want to share on your profile, all you have to do is press on ‘ arrows icon under the post itself (second from left).
At this point, if you want to publish the post as it is on your profile click on the Retweet item, otherwise, if you want to add a comment to the selected post, tap on the Cite the Tweet item; then type a sentence that will caption the chosen content (you can also add photos and GIF by pressing the respective buttons at the bottom left) and, finally, press the
located at the top right. That’s all!
Do you use the Web version of the social network or the application for Windows 10 or macOS? Also in this case, the indications I have just given you remain valid. The menu items are exactly the same as in the mobile app. For other details on how Twitter works, I refer you to my guide dedicated to the subject.
How to repost a post on TikTok
Also TikTok , the famous short video social network, has a convenient “standard” function for repost . You can repost the short videos as they are. To do this, once you have started the TikTok app for Android (also available on alternative stores for devices without Play Store) or iOS / iPadOS and found the video you are interested in, open it by pressing on its preview . Then, click on the Share button located on the right (it has the arrow icon) and tap on the Save video item, in the menu that ticks below.
Once the download of the video in question is complete, the sharing menu will appear at the bottom. Then press the TikTok icon (if you don’t see it immediately, tap the More icon and then press the TikTok icon >). At this point, you will see the preview of the video. Press the Next button three times located at the top right (you can in the meantime add stickers, effects, filters, text and audio by pressing on the respective items) and, finally, press the Publish button. It is not possible to proceed from a PC.
How to repost a post on LinkedIn
Reposting a post on LinkedIn , the social network created to facilitate the creation of business relationships and sharing your professional experiences, implies an operation not too dissimilar from those I have shown you so far in this tutorial. After opening the application of the social network in question for Android or iOS / iPadOS, you can view users’ posts by pressing the home icon at the bottom left ( Home ).
Once you have found a post you would like to publish on your profile, click on the Share button placed under the post itself. At this point you can decide whether to add a comment as a caption to the shared post by typing on the on-screen keyboard. You can also change the visibility of the post by pressing on the Anyone item under the name of your profile (you can choose whether to show the content to all users or only to your connections by clicking on the respective items).
Once you have completed any preliminary operations, tap on the Publish item at the top right to share the post. Easier than that ?! How do you say? Do you not use the LinkedIn app but only the Web version of the social network on your computer? Don’t worry: the steps to reshare a post are the same as I just described to you. In this case, however, the Anyone entry is replaced by Everyone .
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
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