Instagram has more than a billion users around the world, making it one of the most popular social networks on the web today. It’s a massively-important platform for users and brands alike. After all, most people use the site not just to follow their friends, but to follow celebrities, animals, and so much more. Whether you’re using Instagram to see what your friends from college are doing, uploading your own photos and videos from your daily life, or using the Instagram Stories option as a Snapchat replacement, there’s no shortage of opportunities on Instagram.
Though the Facebook-owned company has grown its huge following thanks to its number of extensive features, it still lacks a few you might expect to find on any photo sharing app. While social competitors like Twitter and even parent company Facebook have options to share someone else’s post, Instagram has no ability to post someone’s content on your page (with attribution, of course, similar to retweeting on Twitter). In order to accomplish this, you’ll need to look towards a third-party app. Thankfully, there’s plenty of apps on the market today that allow you to do the same thing. The issue, of course, is weeding through the lackluster apps to find the software you need for the job.
That’s where we come in. Let’s take a look at four of our favorite repost apps for Instagram today.
Our top pick is Regrann, a reposting app for Android that is sure to make it easy to reshare posts on your page. When first downloaded and installed onto your Android device, Regrann will greet you with a short tutorial followed by the Settings screen. The app provides a few different modes to choose from: a Standby Mode, a Selection Pop-up Mode, Quick Save Mode, Quick Repost mode, and a Quick Post Later mode.
Standby mode is when you’d rather not have the listener feature active. You can set it to a mode that will save posts to your phone for use at a later time. Then, there is the more convenient choice, Selection Pop-up Mode, that will open your app whenever you copy a link for reposting. Quick Repost will shoot out, well, a quick repost of the link. Quick Save, saves the post link to your phone, and Quick Post Later, will store your post and then repost it at a set time.
You do have the option to enable or disable the listener service or add a username watermark to a photo or video. The caption will automatically be copied and kept with the post. There is a nifty feature for adding a signature to the caption or replacing the caption altogether. Though you can repost posts that contain multiple videos and photos one at a time, they can only be saved directly to your phone and not saved with Quick Post Later mode.
Regrann does include ads and in-app purchases, but outside of these options, the app remains free to try, so there is no harm in checking it out before choosing any of the other pay optional choices on this list. It is, however, only available for Android users.
Though Repost easily makes this list thanks to its easy-to-use reposting function Repost via Instant acts more like a post downloader with a repost function than a standard reposter. The app provides the user with a three-step reposting process: retrieve the videos and photos you want to save to your phone; divide the photos and videos into the albums you wish to organize your apps with; and finally, repost the photos or videos on your own account.
Instant uses a listener feature and provides an overlay pop-up that will appear in the center of the screen, including a notification. It can be annoying and also a pain to get rid of which may require you to force stop the app itself. Posts with multiple photos or videos are provided as a side-scrolling list from which to choose the post for saving in order to repost or you can share the post to a different app. There is a Premium version of this app for $4.99 which offers a few additional features pertaining to watermarks. You can also choose to leave feedback on the app if so compelled.
The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
No longer available for iOS but for those of you with Android smartphones, Repost for Instagram is one of the best Instagram reposting apps out there. Packed with plenty of great features and a clean, easy-to-navigate user interface, Repost for Instagram has just about everything you’re looking for. To make use of this great app a breeze, it comes with a built-in tutorial on how to use the app and its features, complete with video and text instructions.
The free version of the app does include adverts and a watermark of the user from which the picture is reposted. However, if these kinds of things bother you, it’ll only cost $4.99 for the Pro version of the app, in order to remove both. On top of this, you can expect Repost for Instagram to copy the caption of the original picture and keep a tidy list of all past copied Instagram links. Enjoy the listener service that will run in the background while the app is operating, waiting for you to copy Instagram links. Once an Instagram link has been copied, you’ll receive a pop-up notification that will take you directly into the app itself with the copied picture already set to go.
Additionally, you’ll only be able to post the initial picture or video of posts with multiple pictures or videos in them. There is no way around this and hopefully for you, is not a deal breaker. For such a simple to use app that just also happens to be free, I think it’s easily overlooked.
Repost Photo and Video for Instagram gives you an easy-to-use interface with quick access tabs along the bottom of the screen that lead to copied link history, new posts, and even one to make donations to the developers. This app also includes watermarks but unlike Repost for Instagram, you don’t have to pay to remove them. Another feature that puts it ahead of the competition is that posts with multiple pictures and videos will be displayed as a list. This will allow you to pick the one you’d prefer as opposed to automatically taking the first in the lot. Expect the caption to accompany the photo or video copied.
Just like Repost for Instagram, Repost Photo and Video for Instagram also runs a listener service. The difference, however is that you can access and stop this service from within the notification yourself in order to quickly turn off this mode.
Repost Photo and Video for Instagram also has the username watermark option, and you don’t even need to pay to remove the watermark. This app also has a great way of dealing with posts that have multiple pictures/videos. It lists all of them out separately, so you can pick the one you want to post. A Pro version is offered at $2 but it seems to be more as a donation to the developers as opposed to a direct upgrade. You get everything and more so throwing a couple of bucks at the devs for a job well done isn’t asking for much.