How to Share Someone Else’s Instagram Story to Your Story

Even though Instagram stories weren’t a new thing when it launched, it’s proved to be a great way to share content that people don’t need to pay for (unless you are a trainer).

Unlike posts, stories disappear in 24 hours, which is great if you don’t want to permanently keep something on your feed. Stories can also be shared with people who you don’t follow.

Similarly, you can share someone else’s Instagram story to your story, assuming your Instagram account is public. There are some more restrictions, but I’ll guide you through them.

How to share someone else’s Instagram story to your story

If you don’t know how to share someone’s post to your story, I have listed two methods that will get the job done.

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1. How to share someone else’s Instagram story to your story from a public account(if you are tagged)

For this method to work, the account must be public, and the user should have enabled sharing.

Step 1: Launch Instagram and go to the user’s account whose story you want to repost.

Step 2. Tap on the person’s profile picture to see their story. Tap on the three dots located in the lower-right corner – once the story you would like to share displays on your screen, tap the three dots.

Step 3: Click on ‘Copy Link.’

Step 3: If sharing isn’t enabled, you should be tagged in your friend’s Instagram story to share it. Supposing that’s the matter, tap on the notification you received upon being mentioned in their story.

Step 4: Now, go to your Instagram Messages.

Step 5: Tap on the ‘Add This to Your Story’ option.

Step 6: You are free to customize your story (adding music, gifs, stickers, etc.)

Step 7: Click on ‘Your story’ or ‘Close Friends’ to share the user’s story.

2. How to share someone else’s Instagram story to others from a link

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android.

Step 2: If the user has freshly uploaded an Instagram story, click on their profile photo located at the upper left-hand corner of your screen.

Step 3: Once the story you want to share is on your screen, tap on the three dots.

Step 4: Click ‘Copy link’ from the pop-up menu. The distinct URL will be copied to your device’s clipboard.

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Step 5: You can now share the story via text, DM, email, or other messaging platforms.

Step 6: Share stories directly with other Instagram users and tap on the paper-plane icon located at the right-bottom corner.

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Step 8: Now, simply select the recipient and hit the blue ‘Send’ button.


Why can’t I share someone’s story with my story?

If you want to share someone else’s Instagram story on your story, it could be possible that the account owner has turned off their ‘Resharing to Stories’ settings. If you know the user, you can request them to turn on the feature.

How do you repost a story?

To repost a story, click on the paper airplane button below the post (same as the direct message). You’ll see the ‘Add post to your Story’ option, so select it to see the feed. You can also post it with a customizable background.

Why can’t my followers repost my story?

The person who has uploaded the original story, in this case, you, has not allowed them to share your story. So, turn on the ‘Shared Content’ setting by going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Story Controls > Shared Content.

How do I enable the ‘Add to my story’?

In order to enable the ‘Add Post to Your Story’ feature on Instagram, ensure that you have turned the resharing option on. If not, you’ll need to turn it on in your settings. Once it is on, click on the airplane icon below your post and tap on ‘Add Post to Your Story.’


This is how to share someone’s story on Instagram. They disappear in 24 hours, and they are succinct. You can keep some stories by posting them as profile highlights. Even though the steps are considerably easy, I hope Instagram would allow all stories to be reshared unobstructedly one day.

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