Updated: 11/06/2021 by Computer Hope
Repost on Facebook

To repost is to share a social media post that another user uploaded. Reposting is done by screenshotting the post and reuploading it, or using a site's built-in repost feature. People commonly repost news articles, memes, viral videos, and other popular content on apps like Instagram and Facebook. Properly reposting someone's content can be mutually beneficial, as it can encourage collaboration and discussion between users.


When reposting content from another user, it is courteous to ask permission. Always credit the OP (original poster) by tagging or mentioning their account on your post.

Why do people repost content?

Users may repost content for any number of reasons. Depending on the status of the post's creator and the reposter, the intention behind a repost could be:

  • Promoting a business or organization in which the reposter is involved
  • Showing support for an influencer or brand
  • Spreading awareness of current events
  • Providing commentary on politics
  • Sharing new music with their followers
  • Participating in giveaways that require you to repost the rules
  • Raising funds for crowdfunding campaigns
  • Congratulating friends or family members on life updates
  • Scamming users by impersonating a brand or celebrity

How to repost on Twitter

On Twitter, you can retweet someone's content by selecting the Retweet button below the original tweet. You can also add your message to the tweet with the Quote Tweet feature, which credits the original tweet separate from your commentary.

How to repost on Instagram

The official method of reposting a post on Instagram is to share it on your story. To do this:

  1. Find the post you'd like to share.
  2. If the post contains multiple images, scroll horizontally to the one you'd like to display.
  3. Select the paper airplane icon below the image.
  4. Select Add post to my story.
  5. After adding any text or stickers to your story, select the Your Story button to upload it.

Many users also choose to repost by screenshotting the original post and sharing it themselves. This option is acceptable so long as you give the proper credit to the creator.

How to repost on Facebook

To repost a Facebook post, make sure that the post is public, or you are tagged in it. If the option isn't available, the user has not allowed it to be reposted.

  1. Find the post you'd like to share.
  2. Select the Share button below the post.
  3. Choose Share now (Friends) or select a group.
  4. Add any comments you'd like to make in the Say something about this... textbox.
  5. Select Share Now to add the post to your feed.

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