Your open Instagram to find you have a gazillion new followers and have no idea why. Did you suddenly become famous? Are you creating news anywhere? Or, more likely, did someone with a sizable following share one of your pictures on their Instagram story, gaining you new internet friends?
If you’re interested in your unexpected celebrity or how hot your Instagram followers think your posts are, a hack allows you to see who reshared your posts to keep track of who’s giving you free press. (Or how pleased your mother is with the most recent image you shared of her granddog.) Whether you want to understand more about your Instagram engagement or want to know who likes your posts, your post insights may teach you a lot.
While anyone can reshare content by screenshotting a post or story and posting it from their camera roll to their tales, the original poster will not be linked, notified, or thanked. The way to find out if a user reshared your post to their Instagram story is to use the in-app post sharing tool, allowing viewers to tap the original post and go directly to the poster’s page. It’s a friendlier and more direct manner of sharing other users’ stuff than doing it without attribution.
How to Find Out Who Shared Your Instagram Posts On Their Stories
If you have a company or creator account, you can see who shared your Instagram post to their stories. These accounts provide access to content insights, revealing a lot about who is engaging with your Instagram posts, Reels, and stories. Converting your account to a creator account is free (and simple), but bear in mind that creator accounts cannot be secret. Follow the instructions below your account is in creator or business mode to see who posted your posts to their Instagram stories.
1. Navigate to your profile and choose the post.
2. On your Instagram post, click “View Insights.” If your position were reshared, a number would appear just beneath the paper airplane emblem. This will show you how many people shared your post.
3. Go back to the photo and click the three dots in the post’s upper right-hand corner. They will be a button that says “View Story Reshares.”
4. Click on it. (Please remember that this option will only appear if your post has been restored at least once.)
5. You’ll be taken to a screen called “Current Public Reshares,” where you can see many people reshared your Instagram post.
6. To find out who shared the post, click on a reshared story in the grid, and you’ll be sent directly to the user’s narrative.
7. You may see the username and access the account by clicking on it.
What Does It Mean If Someone Shared Your Instagram Post?
If engagement is crucial to you — for example, if you’re trying to develop your influence empire – knowing who shared your Instagram post might be beneficial. Checking who reshares your content can help you determine which demographic your post appeals to. Is your new needlepoint pastime catching on with Generation Z? Are your social justice infographics rounds among your respected Millennial peers?
Reshare insights are beneficial if you’ve recently gained many new followers or likes on a post and aren’t sure why. You can look through your posts individually to see which ones have been reshared and then go through the persons listed to see if any of them have large followings that could explain the surge of alerts.
While your friends and followers may enjoy a post enough to double-tap it, sharing a post to your story requires more effort. Users rarely share posts to their stories unless they genuinely connect with them, so it’s helpful to see who is spreading the love.