When you’re on Instagram and see a photo or video you love, how to do you repost it? You might want to meme it, feature it on your account, add it to your Instagram story, or just share it with friends. In this article, I’ll explain how to repost Instagram videos and images using a free online tool called Kapwing.
Kapwing is not an app; it’s a website. You don’t need to download any software to repost from Instagram — you an just paste a link to the Instagram post you want and save the output directly to your camera roll. You can repost the content from a tablet, phone, or computer.
Step 0: Can You Repost It?
The first step is to find out if the post is eligible for reposting. If the post comes from a private account, you can’t repost it using the below method. You can screenshot the post, crop your screenshot, and publish it directly on Instagram. Of course, screenshots only works well for images (not videos).
If it’s a public Instagram (an account you can see without signing in), then it’s possible for anyone to repost.
Step 1: Copy Post Link
If the Instagram image or video can be reposted, find that post in your Instagram app. Click the three dot menu in the upper right corner of the post. Then, tap “Copy Link.”
Now the post link is copied to your clipboard.
Step 2: Paste Instagram Link into Kapwing Studio
Go to your internet browser and type “Kapwing.com.” I recommend using Kapwing because it’s a free, online tool that works on both computers and phones. It also works with images, GIFs, and videos, unlike some other reposting services.
From the Kapwing homepage, click “Get Started.” Then, paste the URL that you copied from Instagram into the URL box.
The image or video post will appear in the Kapwing editor.
If you’d like, you can make small edits to the image/video before downloading it to repost:
- Add a watermark for the original creator: Give a shoutout to the OC by adding a text layer with their IG username.
- Resize for your Story or your feed
- Change the color of the background
- Add text and stickers around the image
When you’re done with editing, click “Publish” to process the reposted content.
Step 3: Process and Share
After the image or video has been processed, download the Instagram to your camera roll to post on Instagram yourself. Now you’ve reposted from Instagram!
(Note: If you’re on an iPhone, you may need to install the Kapwing iOS app in order to download your repost. Just paste the URL of the final video page into the Kapwing app to save it to your camera roll). You can also use this method to repurpose your existing Instagram content on other social media platforms.
Thanks for reading! I hope that this helps you a rapid “regrammer” by reposting Instagram content faster. Share the existing images and videos on your own account and enhances your social media strategy.