Reposting stories on Instagram is a great way to keep your audience engaged, tell a bigger brand story and gain credibility with user-generated content.
Sometimes though you might have seen a story that you really want to share, or your business bestie simply forgot to tag you in and you’d like to use it.
Here are some quick hacks so that you can repost that story, even if you haven’t been tagged.
Whether its a quote that resonates with your brand, a series of behind-the-scenes videos of a collaboration or rave reviews of your product/service, there are super easy ways to share them with your community.
Directly Repost To Your Story
When you come across a stellar post that you want to share with your community, simply click on the little flying paper airplane next to the comment bubble.
A list will appear with other people you could send it to, or, just click “Add post to your story.”
Jazz it up by adding text, GIFS, stickers or giving a tag back! Viola!
When You’ve Been Tagged
Tag, you’re it!
A brand or customer has mentioned you in a story, so naturally, you wanna brag about it!
When you’re mentioned or tagged in a story, it’ll magically appear in your DM’s in a neat section that tells you how many stories you’re currently appearing in. Too easy!
Open that bad boy up and from there, choose the story you’ve been mentioned in that you’d like to share, click “Add post to my story.”
Just like a regular repost, you can add GIFS, give a sassy comment back, or tag someone else!
PSST… Keep in mind you can only repost from public Instagram accounts, if you share something from a private account it won’t be visible unless your audience is following that original person too.
Screenshot It or Hit The Record Button
Found a story that you’d like to slot into your content calendar at a future date?
While we know that stories disappear after 24 hours, luckily you can take a screenshot. If it’s a short video you want to keep, hit the record button on your phone to take a screen recording and post it when it makes sense.
Simply record the story, save it to your phone, upload it into Plann and schedule it for when it suits you to post.
Sharing Meaningful Content
Your goal is to keep the community you’ve carefully built coming back for more.
Share reviews of your product/service, repost comments on your latest launch, or post an article you’ve been featured in. Your stories guide your content forward, so get out there and find some that inspire your community!
Did you know that you can schedule your stories in Plann?
Getting started is free and easy, create your first post in just minutes.
AUTHOR > Christy Laurence
Christy Laurence is the multi-award-winning Founder of Plann, an app she created after watching hugely talented people around the world give up on making an income from their passion due to lack of marketing help.
After winning ‘Australasian Startup Founder of The Year’ for her achievements helping businesses grow using Instagram, she now splits her time between Silicon Valley and Sydney to grow her own software business, and help others grow their businesses too.
She has a strong pun game and loves a good chat, connect with her directly at @christyladylaurence