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How to post someone's story on your story

Updated at 08 May 2022

Instagram Stories are only available for a limited time. Instagram is more complex than other social media platforms, making it simple for anybody to share the original content of someone else.

If you like publishing Instagram Stories, you probably want to share them with your audience.

How to post someone's story on your story

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How to share an Instagram story in your posts

There are multiple methods to share an Instagram Story with another person. There are rules to follow when sharing someone else's Instagram Story. Let's review them.

How to post someone's story on your Instagram story

It's easy to share another person's Story on Instagram. The creator's tag will determine whether you can add a Story to your own. If the author of the story you want to re-publish tagged you, you can add it to your Story. If the author didn't do that, you can't add it, unfrotunately.

There are many other approaches, but this is the primary one: sharing a Story if an author tags you.

  1. Open the Instagram app. Tap on the "paper plane" (direct message icon) in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Open the "tagging notice" you received after being tagged in the Story.
  3. To post the Story on your own, tap on "Add to Your Story", then select "Send". The Story will be published as usual.

How to post someone's story on your story

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How to share a Story with someone else

You still can share an Instagram Story with another user even if you aren't tagged. Of course, this doesn't make the Story public, but it is a great way to share it with a few of your friends.

The original poster must make their account public otherwise, you won't be able to send it to anyone.

  1. Share an existing Story with another person by following these steps:
  2. Press the "Story" icon at the top.
  3. Press the paper airplane icon.
  4. Tap Next to each user, and tap "Send" to access the Story.

If you don't see the iarplance icon, it means that the person has a private account or the author doesn't allow sharing.

How to share Instagram Stories externally

Another cool feature of Instagram is sharing a link to Stories through some third-party application. You may copy a link to a Story to send a friend some cool Instagram Story. Here's how it works.

  1. Press the "Instagram Story" button and then tap on the "vertical ellipsis", (3 vertical dots) in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select Share To ..."
  3. Select the "application", or contact to get the link.
  4. If your friend presses a link, Instagram opens to take them to your Story.

Share Instagram Stories Externally

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Make public Stories to allow sharing them

Instagram Stories must be set at "Public" to reshare them. Unless you manually change them to private, they will remain public. It defeats the purpose of social media.

A Public Profile is visible to anyone. It appears in search results and suggested lists. Only friends you have followed can view a private account. You can't view the Private profile of someone you don't know if they aren't following you. They cannot follow you if they don't.

Such a possibility allows you to make your account public or private.

  1. Go to the Menu.
  2. Select 'Settings' then "Privacy".
  3. Switch the "Private account" switch ON or OFF, depending on your requirements.

Your profile is automatically set to public by default. If you want to change to or from privacy settings, you will only need to follow these steps.

Share Instagram Stories Externally

Make a Story shareable by tagging someone

Sharing someone else's post requires that you are tagged in it. A Story can only be republished if someone else tags it.

Create a Story. Create a "@mention" with the necessary person's username. You can tag many people, and every of them receives an email containing the notification. This notification cannot be prevented, but you can stop your Story from being reposted.

Reposting is an essential aspect of social medias, though you should do that carefully. Don't republish often.

See also How to post someone's story on your story.

Instagram Story/Post Sharing FAQs

Can I share someone else's post on my Instagram Story?

Yes, you can share someone else's Story post as long as they are set to "Public." Next, press the paper airplane icon to select "Add Post to Your Story."

The clickable link to the post you have chosen to share will appear in your Story. The same steps can be followed to share your Reels.

How to stop someone from sharing my Stories with them?

You may turn off the option to allow other Instagram users to share your Story. Here's how:

  1. Tap on the "Profile icon". Next, tap on the "hamburger icon" (3 horizontal lines in the upper-right corner).
  2. Choose "Settings."
  3. Tap on "Story" and toggle the switch next to "Allow Sharing to Story."

You can also prevent others from sharing your Story in private messages by flipping the same switch.

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Will I receive a notification if someone shares My Story?

No. Instagram does not notify users when someone shares their Story.



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