• You can share a post to your Instagram story by tapping the paper airplane icon located below your photos.
  • The menu that appears will give you the option to share a post to your Instagram story from any profile that has allowed sharing of posts.
  • When you share your Instagram post to a story, you will also have the option to make the usual changes to the post, such as adding stickers or gifs.
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Sharing a post to your Instagram story is easy, whether you want to add your latest vacation pic or your favorite Throwback Thursday memory. 

You can do this right from your Instagram feed or by going directly to an individual photo post from a profile. Once the draft loads, treat it as you would any other story by adding some flair with stickers, gifs, countdowns, and more. 

What’s better, Instagram not only grants the ability to share your posts to an Instagram story, but allows you to add pictures posted by your friends, favorite influencers, and other accounts you follow. 

For privacy reasons, this option is only available for accounts that have allowed sharing of their posts. If you try to share a post to your Instagram story from someone else’s private account that has allowed sharing, the feature will not be available. 

If you want to share a post to your Instagram story, here are two ways to do it. 

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How to share an Instagram post to your story from your feed

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone. 

2. Locate the post you want to share in your Instagram story on your feed. 

3. Tap the paper airplane icon.

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The paper airplane beneath posts lets you share Instagram posts across the platform and outside it.

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4. The “share” menu will appear. Tap the first option, “Add post to your story.”

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This will let you add the select photo or video to your story.

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5. The photo or video post will automatically upload as a story draft. Tap the icons at the top of the window to add stickers or gifs, draw, or type text. 

6. Tap “Your Story” in the bottom left-hand corner to post. 

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You’ll also have the option to post to just your Close Friends list.

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How to share an Instagram post to your story from a profile

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone. 

2. Use the magnifying glass icon to search for and tap a profile, or select your profile icon, represented by a silhouette, on the app’s bottom menu. 

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Your profile button is next to the heart icon.

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3. Select the post you want to share to your Instagram story from your Instagram wall. 

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Tap the photo you want to add to a story from the profile grid.

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4. Tap the paper airplane icon beneath the image. 

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The icon is located in the same place on individual posts as posts in your feed.

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5. Select “Add post to your story” from the menu that appears. 

6. When the photo or video post automatically uploads as a story draft, begin adding stickers or gifs, draw, or type text. 

7. Tap “Your Story” in the bottom left-hand corner to post. 

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