How to Share a Post on Instagram


This wikiHow teaches you how to share Instagram posts—yours, as well as interesting posts you find in your feed—with people who may not see them otherwise.

Part 1
Sharing Your Own Posts

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It’s the multicolored camera icon on your home screen (iPhone/iPad) or in the app drawer (Android). Use this method to share your own photo and video posts on other social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Tumblr) or over email.

Sharing Your Own Posts on How to Share a Post on Instagram

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It’s the outline of a person’s head and shoulders at the bottom right corner of the screen.

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It’s at the top right corner of the photo or video you want to share.[1]

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Choose a different social media network on which to share your post, or choose one of the following options: Email: This opens your email app, where you can then enter the recipient’s email address (and any text you want to include) and then tap Send. Copy Link: This copies a direct URL to the post that you can paste wherever you wish (e.g. a text message). To paste, tap and hold wherever you want the URL to appear, then tap Paste.

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Selecting Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr will bring you to a screen where you can sign in to your account. Once you’re signed in, you’ll return to the Share screen, and the name of the network will turn blue. You can share with more than one social media network at once. If your Instagram account is already linked to your social media account(s), you won’t have to sign in again.

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Your post is now available on the selected social media network. Sharing a post with a social media network links your Instagram account with that network. To managed linked accounts, go to your Instagram settings—the gear icon (iPhone/iPad) or ⁝ (Android) at the top right corner of your profile—and tap Linked Accounts.[2]

Part 2
Sharing Someone Else’s Posts

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It’s the multicolored camera icon on your home screen (iPhone/iPad) or in the app drawer (Android). Use this method if you see a photo or video in your feed that you want to share with another friend on Instagram. The person who uploaded the photo or video will not be notified that you’re sharing their post.

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It looks like a paper airplane and is to the right of the Comment (chat bubble) icon.

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If you see the profile photo of the friend with whom you want to share the post, tap it. If not, start typing their name into the search box, then tap their photo when it appears in the results.[3] Tap additional profiles to share the post with more than one person. You can select up to 15 recipients.

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To start typing, tap the box that says Write a Message and then enter any text you want to include. You can skip this step if you don’t want to add your own message.

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It’s at the bottom of the screen. Your friend will receive the post as a direct message. If the post you’re sharing is private, your friend (the recipient of your direct message) must be following that account to see it.