Instagram has become the ultimate social network for sharing photos and videos. However, while the Meta-owned social network has almost all of the features that you might want, it still lacks a few features.
The biggest omission is the ability to repost photos or videos. Generally speaking, you need a third-party app to accomplish this—and there are quite a few available. So, without further ado, here are the best Instagram repost apps.
1. Repost: For Instagram
Pros: Repost: For Instagram provides a very easy-to-use app experience. Simply open the Instagram app via Repost’s button or manually, find the post you want, tap the three buttons in the top right corner, and select Copy Link. After you return to Repost: For Instagram, the post will appear under its inbox list.
Once you interact with the post, there are just a few streamlined options to work with. You can copy the post’s caption text to your clipboard by tapping the slider button. For those particular about the watermark, you can change its color and position as well.
Afterward, simply press Share to finish; it’ll open Instagram’s posting prompt.
Besides its simplicity, the app’s settings allow you to create a backup. When selecting it, you’ll be prompted to copy, download, or share your current images.
Cons: You still have to remember to paste the caption copying it. There’s a paid variant, so you’ll have to deal with some annoying ads and a reference to @withregram in the copied caption.
Download: Repost: For Instagram for iOS (Free, subscription available)
If you feel that you need a refresher before trying out further alternative reposter apps, check out our article explaining what Instagram is and how it works.
Pros: For those looking for a straightforward repost app, Reposta doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles. From its launch screen, it provides you with a quick graphical instruction telling you to copy an Instagram link and click to begin the reposting process. Afterward, you’re able to preview a full repost copy of the Instagram post with the option to copy the caption to your clipboard.
Cons: Reposta doesn’t allow you to really customize the post; it’s good if you just want to share the content. Secondly, when you choose to repost, you’ll have to select Instagram as the destination, so it’s a more manual process.
Download: Reposta for Android (Free)
3. Repost for Instagram #Repost
Pros: Repost for Instagram #Repost features a simple interface with two categories sorting your engagement: active and reposted. The app also does an amazing job of auto-detecting when you copy links on Instagram and automatically inputs them into its gallery. Before reposting, you’ll also need to log in to your Instagram account.
In terms of options, you can change the color of the watermark, change its positioning, and automatically copy the post’s caption. For the rest of the post itself, you can’t really do anything else besides repost.
Cons: You can’t access the editor or remove the watermark without paying $4.99 per month for a pro subscription. Non-pro users will also have to deal with ads.
Download: Repost for Instagram for iOS (Free, subscription available)
4. Repost for Instagram – Regrann
Pros: Repost for Instagram – Regrann greets you with a tutorial. If you happen to forget what you’ve learned, you can easily go through it again.
The app provides you with four modes to try as a free user. The most convenient one is the “Selection Pop-up Mode.” After you’ve selected Copy Link on Instagram or shared the post to Regrann, Regrann offers you the option to save, share, post later, or post the image to your Instagram stories and feed.
If you don’t want to be prompted each time, Regrann can help you there, too. If you choose quick repost mode, Regrann will automatically use Instagram as the repost location. Quick save mode will send photos and videos automatically to your phone. Meanwhile, the quick post-later mode will automatically save posts for you, and you can send them to Instagram when you’re ready.
Once you get to the editing stage for your post, you can apply a filter to the image or insert text onto it. In terms of text options, you’re given the option to alter the font, color, background, and alignment.
Regrann also provides you the option to place a credit watermark or a custom watermark of your choosing. The app automatically copies the caption, and also gives you the option to have a text “signature” to add to the caption or to replace the caption with.
Cons: If you want to copy a post with multiple photos or videos, you’ll have to upload them manually from the Regrann-Multi-Post album saved to your phone.
Download: Repost for Instagram – Regrann for Android (Free, subscription available)
If your focus is Instagram stories rather than posts, check out our guide to getting more views on Instagram stories.
5. Reposter for Instagram: Download & Save
Pros: Reposter for Instagram: Download & Save stands out for its ability to let you explore tags and search user posts directly. From there, you can choose to repost now or later. If you prefer, you can launch Instagram from the app and search natively; you also load the post automatically by copying the URL.
In terms of repost settings, the app offers a variety of quick options for your post settings. You can open an editor, copy captions, and either remove or move your author and watermark attributions as you desire.
When editing the image via the editor, you can crop, draw on, add a sticker, or add some text. Plus, you can reset it should you not like the changes. Afterward, you can save, repost, or share via a button press.
Cons: When you first bring up your post in the app, you’re hit by a pop-up for the app’s subscription plan if you’re a free user. This occurs each time, so it can become an annoying affair quickly. Similarly, ads or a subscription prompt will pop up when you hit the download, repost, or share options.
Download: Reposter for Instagram: Download & Save for Android (Free, subscription available)
Things to Note About Instagram Repost Apps
Finding the best Instagram repost app can be tricky. A number of apps will go through periods of instability, so one might stop working at any time. So, if you decide to invest in an app, be sure to pick Instagram repost apps that offer guarantees or refunds.
A good rule of thumb is to always read the recent reviews (if available) and see if there are complaints with the app’s update history. While not always foolproof, it can save you from wasting a download and possibly giving unwanted access to a non-functional app.