Sharing a post to your Instagram story.
Being able to share Instagram posts to stories is a great way to integrate more user-generated content into your content strategy which can help your brand to grow on Instagram and plus by sharing your own posts to stories, you can drive even more traffic to your feed.
So in this post, I will show you how to share posts to Instagram Stories from your feed. If you are a visual learner you can check out the youtube video.
To share feed posts to stories:
- Tap the paper airplane button below the post (like you do to send a direct message)
- You’ll then see an option to the top of the screen “Add post to your story”
- Tap it and now you will see the feed post as a sticker in your story post. (you can customize the background like normally you do when you create a story)
- Once you are done with editing tap on “send to” to share.
The post you are sharing to story will include a link back to the original post and also include the original poster’s username and only posts from public Instagram accounts can be shared to stories.
In case you would like to stop people from sharing your posts to there stories, for whatever reason you can do so within Instagram’s settings. Check out this post How to turn off post sharing to story on Instagram