Can’t Share Post to Story on Instagram – FIXED ‘Resharing’

You can view all public posts on Instagram and share those to your story only if that account made the ‘Reshare of posts to the story’ option enabled.

But, the issue is that option is not visible for all posts and you cannot reshare all posts to your story in some cases.

If you see that the resharing of a post to the story does not show up, there might be some issues on your Instagram. This could be the issue for not getting the option is due to either the Instagram bug or the internal settings that made the option disappear for the post.

If you can’t find add post to the story button, just read this fix to share the post.

To share a post to the story, just tap on the post PaperPlane icon and share that to your story in one click. But, if the option is not available and to fix that, you just have to let the Instagram team know the issue regarding the resharing feature of your account only if you don’t see the option on your own public posts. Also, you can check the reshare to story option if turned on as this will make you able to share posts to the story.

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This article will explain the different reasons and the fixes that you can avail to share a post to the Instagram story.

Why Can’t I share a post on the Instagram Story?

There may be many reasons for which you can not share the posts to your Instagram story, now let’s get to know all of those below and if possible you can take steps to share the posts according to this guide.


1. Maybe the Post is not Public

If you can’t share a post on the Instagram story then there is a possibility that the post is not public or from a private account.

To confirm if the post is private, you have to go to the Instagram app and press the three-line option. After tapping that option select the settings from all the above options. After clicking the settings, you have to select the privacy option. After following all that procedure, the connection option will pop up on the screen.

The final thing you have to do, just turn off the private account feature that you did previously, and in a private account, only those people can see your post who you are selected. After deactivating that option your account will be public and your follower can easily view the post that you share on the story.

2. The option is Missing on your Account only

There could be another reason too if you cannot share a post on the Instagram story. One of those reasons can be that your Instagram app has not been updated.

To know if this is, first you have to make sure that this problem occurs on your account only whereas stories can be posted easily by other Instagram users.

To solve this issue, you can either update your Instagram app from the play store or apple store. Another way to solve this issue is that you can also restart your phone but if the problem persists then clear cache or update your Instagram application and then go back to the app, or else use a VPN.

You will be able to share any post as your Instagram story by clicking the PaperPlane icon or share button present on the right bottom corner of any particular post and then clicking on the option that says “Add post to your story”.

Share a Post to the Story Widgets

It comes with a widget that enables users in order to share a post to the Instagram story:

  • Just open the post that you want to share to the story.
  • Now tap on the share widget (airplane icon) and it will pop up reel to story
  • From the list, choose the above option ‘Add Reel to Your Story‘ and tap on it.share post to story

Now, that’s done sharing posts to story.

3. The “Resharing to stories” is Turned off

If you cannot share any post as your Instagram story then there might be chances that the “Resharing to stories” option has been turned off from your Instagram account.

If you have disabled the “Resharing to stories” option from your account’s settings then you might not be able to share posts on your stories.

However, it is extremely simple to enable this feature again by directly going to your Instagram account’s settings and turning that on.

Although if you want to share someone’s post to the story and his resharing is turned off then this might be the reason for not getting the resharing option even the post is public.

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To enable this feature of Instagram you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open your Instagram app and go to your profile menu.
  • Then tap on the hamburger icon present at the top right corner of your screen.
  • After that, a navigation menu will appear in front of you with a gear button present at the bottom of it. Tap on that gear button.
  • You will then get an option screen and there you will see an option that says “Resharing to stories”. Tap on that option.

How to Share a Post on the Instagram Story?

If you think that happens due to some errors or internal issues, you can make some quick fixes. A few are described below:

1. Ask Instagram Help

If the “Add to the story” option is not available on your Instagram account then you can also ask the Instagram help team to solve this problem. The Instagram help center is easily accessible to everyone from their devices through the app.

All you need to do is open your Instagram app and visit your profile settings. Once you fill out the problem form letting them know about the post sharing to the story is missing, they will fix that bug for your account or may show you directly how you can enable it by yourself.

You can follow the mentioned steps to contact the Instagram help team regarding any problem with your Instagram account:

Step 1: Firstly, open the Instagram app on your mobile.
Step 2: Then directly go to your profile.
Step 3: Open the account settings.
Step 4: While scrolling down you will see an option that says “Help”.
Step 5: Click on that option.
Step 6: Then four different options will pop up in front of you, those options are- “Report a problem”, “Help Center”, “Support Requests”, “Privacy and Security Help”.
Step 7: Click on the option “Help Center”.
Step 8: It will direct you to the web browser of Instagram’s help center.
Step 9: There you can type your issue in the search box. Fill out all details and let them know about that feature option.

And finally, the Instagram help team will help you with your issue and will even provide you with steps to solve your problem to share stories.

2. Make your Posts Public for Friends

Your friends can also share your posts on their Instagram stories but for this, your account needs to be public as well as “Resharing to stories” option should be enabled on your account. If your Instagram account is private and that particular feature is turned off then your friends won’t be able to share your posts as their stories.

To make your account public, you need to follow the mentioned steps:

Step 1: The first step is to open the Instagram app on your device.
Step 2: Then tap on your profile.
Step 3: Tap on the top right corner of your profile.
Step 4: Then click on “Settings”.
Step 5: After that tap on “Privacy”.
Step 6: Then tap on the option that says “Account privacy” present under the category “Connections”.
Step 7: Now click on the toggle button of “Account privacy”.
Step 8: After clicking on that will turn to a grey color. This will make your account public from private.
Step 9: On the pop-up, just confirm this process, tap on “Change”.make profile public instagram

This will change your profile from Private to Public.

After following all of these steps above your Instagram account is now public and all your friends and followers will be able to share your posts on their Instagram stories.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained that what could be the reasons for not getting the resharing option on your Instagram and the methods to fix those issues that are described above by letting the Instagram team know about it or just changing the settings accordingly.

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1 thought on “Can’t Share Post to Story on Instagram – FIXED ‘Resharing’”

  1. Instagram has introduced a new ‘feature’ where you can’t share posts to stories, you have to create a story and use the add post widget.


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