Can’t Share Posts to Instagram Stories? Here’s How to Reshare Posts to Your Story

Have you recently noticed that the option to add a post to your Instagram Story is now missing? If yes, you are not alone. Instagram is intentionally making the process of resharing posts to Stories more complicated. It is now testing a new “Reshare” sticker, so you are more conscious about what you choose to reshare on the platform. If you are part of this test, you will not see the post-sharing option you are used to. So we will walk you through the new method to share posts to your Instagram Stories in this article.

Reshare Posts to Instagram Stories (2021)

Even though Instagram’s new test for sharing Instagram Stories is annoying, some lucky folks are still seeing the old option to share posts to their story as well. In this article, we will cover how to share Instagram posts to stories using both of these methods. You can use the table of contents below to skip ahead to the method you want to learn about.

Share Instagram Posts to Stories Using the New ‘Reshare’ Sticker

The new method of sharing posts to Stories includes a new ‘Reshare’ sticker. When you access this sticker, you will see the posts you have viewed in the past hour. You will also see dedicated tabs to view saved posts and your own Instagram feed. With all that said, here’s how to use the Reshare sticker to share posts to your Instagram Story.

1. Open Instagram’s Camera by swiping right on the home feed and tap on ‘Create’ under the Story section. Once the text editor appears, press the Sticker icon at the top of the screen.

add new sticker instagram stories for post reshare

2. From the list of available stickers, select the ‘Reshare’ sticker. You will now see all your recently viewed posts, IGTV videos, and Reels. Pick the one you would like to reshare on your Instagram Story.

view recent posts

3. You can then choose to change the background color of the Story by tapping on the color icon in the top-left corner. Pick the color you like and tap on ‘Your Story’ to add to your Instagram Story or ‘Close Friends’ to share it with your close friends list.

change background color of story

Share Instagram Posts on Stories Using the Original Method

Instagram’s tests for the new story sharing mechanism don’t seem to be very widespread. So, if you’re not seeing the ‘Reshare’ sticker on Instagram, here is how to share posts to your story using the original (less complicated) method.

  • While viewing an Instagram post, tap on the ‘paper airplane/share’ icon on the bottom of the post.
share instagram posts to story og method step 1
  • In the list of friends that pops up, you will see the ‘Add Reel to Your Story’ option, simply tap on it.
share instagram post to story og method step 2
  • You can now add text, stickers, and pretty much anything else that you want to add to the story. Once done, just tap on ‘Your story’ or ‘Close friends’ depending on where you want to share the story.
share instagram post to story og method step 3

That’s it, the post will be shared to your Instagram story, and your followers can watch it right from there itself. Personally, I think this is the best way to re-share Instagram posts to story, and hopefully Facebook decides to end the ‘Reshare’ sticker that’s showing up for a lot of people.

Share Posts and Reels on Instagram Stories with Ease!

Although it takes a couple of additional steps to reshare posts, the new sharing feature is not entirely impractical. We will have to wait to see if Instagram rolls out the new Reshare sticker to all users. If you recently found that the post sharing feature is missing and are wondering how to share posts to Instagram Stories, this guide will come in quite handy. You can now reshare posts and your favorite Instagram Reels to Instagram Stories. For more such Instagram tips, go through our article on the best Instagram tips and tricks.

comment Comments 25
  • Diyana Khairil says:

    Omg I can relate to Jennifer! I’ve googled & tried so many different technique, went through all my settings & yet didn’t solve my problem. Thank you for this article.

  • Jennifer says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how I have googled this problem and read crappy advice that didn’t fix the “problem!” I’ve deleted and reinstalled my IG so many times… you are a godsend! 💙

  • Qezi says:

    Thabk you so much! i searched a lot if sites but no one explaind reshere option. Thanks again

  • Keisham Vasker Singh says:

    Thank you so much this article has been in a way a lifesaver.

  • zoop says:

    What do I do if I want to share music from my Apple Music?

  • Kamila says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been getting in contact with Facebook and Instagram for the past two weeks letting them know that I was missing the option to share posts and NONE OF THEM KNEW what was wrong. I wish they would let their users know about these kind of things, a nice warning maybe. The fact that the instagram/fb support did not know is shocking. Thank you so much I would have been going round in circles if I did not find this article.

  • @manishguru says:

    Daman it was haunting me singh so long… Thank you so much for helping out.

  • Shreya says:

    Thank you so much!

  • Gus says:

    Wow, i was looking for this for so long. My account didnt have the “share to story” normal option, this was the only workaround that worked, thank you so much!!!

  • bdbdbd udbd says:

    How do I get the old way back ?

  • Evan Biewer says:

    Legend, thanks.

  • Reed says:

    Thank you- life saver!!

  • Angela says:

    Although this has been helpful , why would Instagram want to complicate the way we share a post. I know this is only a test for the time being but please go back to the way it used to be.

  • Jay says:

    Used to be able to get the reshare stickers. Even that has disappeared.

  • Annmarie Allen says:

    Thank you thank you thank you 🙏

  • Alex says:

    Thank you so much! Couldn’t find this answer for weeks!! <3

  • Monica says:

    I’m sorry but I’m still trying to figure this out why why did they change it

  • Mike says:

    Thank you! First article that lays it out clearly for you. Appreciate the time you took to figure this out and most importantly you sharing it with the world. Glad to see I wasn’t the only one going crazy trying to figure this out.

  • Rachel says:

    I’m so effing annoyed at how complicated they made the reshare feature! I have been doing so much research and filed a ticket with them to try to solve this BS. Thank you for sharing this. If they are making this a thing… here’s a thought… effing tell us and why it’s different. This just seems petty, mean, and a power play in the name of “we’re just trying to help you be more conscientious about what you share.” What the actual.

  • Ashley says:

    Thanks soooo much!! Sooo helpful!

  • Kevin says:

    Does Instagram really have to complicate this?
    I was wondering why I couldn’t share posts to my story.
    Thank you very much.

  • Shanae Williams says:

    Thankyou so much🥰

  • Jack says:

    This is super annoying and such in inconvenience, especially when other people have the ease to still report while I’m stuck with this BS

  • Amina says:

    I was having troubles with my account until I met net_mitnick1 on Instagram and he helped me out. I honestly recommend him, he’s trustworthy.

  • Ryan says:

    THANK YOU! Would have taken me forever to figure that out.

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