Repost for Instagram

Repost for Instagram using Zoho Social

What is it?
The Repost feature lets you share posts that you liked from another Instagram user's account while giving credit to the original author. It is not natively provided by Instagram.

Where can I find it?
You can find the Repost option on all Instagram related posts and interactions, throughout Zoho Social.

Why is this needed?
The purpose of using Repost is to engage with your audience and expand your current readership.

How can I use it?
Apart from the posts you create, you can find additional sources of imagery and videos to Repost through the Monitor and Connections tabs. Search for specific keywords, users and hashtags in Monitor to curate your daily dose of engagement. You will find multiple columns of feed to scroll through and Repost.

Another way to Repost fresh content is by exploring your Connections. If you want to build good rapport first, reach out to them by directly messaging, emailing or commenting on their posts. Direct and consistent interaction with users will improve the performance of your brand. For instance, when a user mentions or tags you in a post that features your product, reposting it will help increase your brand's Instagram presence.

Before you go ahead and start Reposting, here are a few best practices to keep in mind:

  • Seek permission from the original author for sharing their post.
  • Avoid making changes to the post in order to retain its authenticity.
  • Give clear credit to the post creator in your caption.

Here's more information regarding the Best Practices for Reposting on Instagram using Zoho Social.

Note: Make sure you have the Zoho Social mobile app downloaded on your phone. When the app is installed and notifications turned ON, you will be able to publish your posts via Zoho Social and to see the Repost option on your posts.

Where can I find the Repost option?
You will find it on all Instagram related posts throughout Zoho Social. More specifically:

  • Connections:
  1. Select the Connections tab from the left panel.
  2. Search for Connections with Instagram accounts associated with Zoho Social. (Or filter the list to view only Instagram Connections)
  3. View their feeds (Posts, User mentions, Hashtags used). You will see the Repost icon on their posts as shown below: ​​
  • Monitor:
  1. Click the Monitor tab on the left panel.
  2. Go to any of your Instagram columns that you have created for likes, keyword or user searches.
  3. You will see a Repost icon on posts as shown below:
  4. Click on the Repost icon. If you're using the web application of Zoho Social, you will see a popup that looks like this:

    If you're reposting through the mobile app, then this is what you'll see:
  5. In the popup, you will see an information strip that says "Please seek permission from the original photographer before you repost. Learn more." Read the reposting Terms and Conditions before you proceed.
  6. Click the blue Repost button. The content used in the original post will be automatically copied to your clipboard.
  7. When you click on the Re-post button while using the web application, you will receive a "Publish as @username on Instagram" notification on your mobile app. (Make sure you are logged in as the correct user on Instagram)
  8. Click the Notification.
  9. A preview of your post will appear. Make any necessary changes or edits to the caption and click the blue "Open in Instagram" button. 
  10. After clicking the "Open in Instagram" button, you will be directed to the Instagram app. From here on, the process of publishing a post will be the same as that of Instagram publishing.
  11. You will have the options to edit or add filters to your post. After editing, click Next to share the post with your followers or directly with specific connections. If you've chosen to share it with your followers, you can add your location, tag people and share it with other social networks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why don't I see an option to repost my own Instagram posts?
A. You already own the rights to your posts, so you can always create a new post from your past photos and videos.

2. How important is it to seek permission from the author of a post before reposting it?
A. We highly recommend that you ask for permission before reposting. Reposting someone else's content without their permission is a violation of Instagram's Terms of Use.

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