In recent years Instagram has become an ultimate social network for pictures and short videos. However, Instagram is far from perfect and one of the options that users complaining over past years is the ability to repost pictures and videos from other Instagram accounts. While this isn’t possible (yet) with the native app, there are a lot of 3rd party apps that allow us to do just that. Let’s see what we consider are the best instagram repost apps for both Android and iOS.
What are Some Best Instagram Repost Apps?
1. Repost via Instant
Repost via Instant allows you to easily repost photos and videos from Instragram while also giving credit to the original Instagrammer.
Pros: The app will listen to your copied Instagram links and allow you to download the file locally. It works as a downloader and organizer mainly since it lets you sort the posts by albums, if you desire.
The app is free. But there is also a paid version which costs $4.99. Most users however will find the free version sufficient for their daily needs.
As far as posts with multiple pictures and videos, this app will provide them to you in the typical side scrolling fashion like Instagram itself. You can slide to the one you want to repost, or share it to apps other than Instagram.
Cons: The listener service can be hard to get rid of, and may require you to “Force stop” the app.
2. Repost for Instagram (Regrann)
Regrann is another easy-to-use Instagram repost app that comes with the usual features and some extras that you might like. Such as the Repost Later option. Repost for Instagram allows you to copy an Instagram link and opens a pop-up window that gives you the options to Repost, Save or Repost Later.
Pros: It greets you with a tutorial, and then gets straight to business via a Settings screen.
The app provides you with multiple modes. The most convenient one is the “Selection Pop-up Mode”, which immediately opens the app when you copy an Instagram link, and gives you options to “Quick Repost”, “Quick Save”, and “Quick Post Later”. These three options are also available as separate modes.
It also provides you the option to enable and disable the listener service, and to add the username watermark. The app also automatically copies the caption, and gives you the option to have a “Signature” to add to the caption, or to replace the caption with.
The “Post Later” feature is pretty nifty, too, letting you bookmark posts. You can also repost posts with multiple pictures/videos, one at a time.
Cons: Posts with multiple pictures/videos can only be directly saved to your phone storage, and cannot be saved with the Quick Post Later mode.
Download: No Longer Available for iOS | Android (Free)
3. Repost for Instagram
Pros: Repost for Instagram is one of our favourite Instagram repost apps. It gives the user a very clean stylish interface and it has a built-in tutorial. So you can easily understand its features. Similar to most other Instagram repost apps, Repost for Instagram runs a listener service in the background which allows you to copy the Instagram photo/video and redirect you to your app, where you can repost it. The app also has a history list with all the Instagram links you copied, making it handy if you want to revisit some old links that you haven’t reposted.
Cons: To remove the username watermark, you need to unlock the “Pro” version by paying $4.99, which also gets rid of the adverts. Also, as far as posts that have multiple pictures/videos in it, this app will only let you repost the first picture from the post, and not the rest.
Download: No Longer Available for iOS | Android (Free, subscription available)
Pros: InstaRepost is one of the oldest Instagram reposting apps and while it’s available only for Android, it gets constant praises from its community. The app offers the possibility to copy the Instagram links for reposting or download them directly. The most interesting feature however is its built-in editor that lets you edit the captured posts, add stickers, emojis, drawing or text over the original post.
Another cool feature of InstaRepost is that it lets you share the posts with your friends on other social networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp or Pinterest. Combine that with its fun editor and you’ll realise why the app is popular among Android users.
Cons: InstaRepost comes as a free version and as a paid-subscription service. While most users will be OK with the free version, the watermark, ads and the multiple reposts limitation will probably annoy you, if you’re a hardcore reposter.
It’s worth noting that the iOS versions differ from their Android counterparts. Mainly because iOS is stricter with app permissions and it doesn’t allow services such as listeners to run in the background. On the other side, Android users must be aware that additional background services will eat up more memory, which may be slowing down your device.
Download: Only available for Android (Free)
5. Save and Repost for Instagram
Pros: Save and Repost for Instagram quickly saves posts you copy the links to, and builds up a grid out of it, which can be customized.
The main screen of the app lets you save the post, repost it, or share it to other apps. The app provides great control over notifications and the listener service too.
This app also gives the user a surprisingly great amount of control over the advertisements in the app. The Premium plans start at $9.99/month, giving you features like “Cloud Backup” of all your local posts. So that you get to keep your archive after switching devices.
Cons: This app cannot deal with posts that have multiple pictures and videos. It returns with an error when you copy a link to such a post.
Download: for Android (Free, subscription available)
A few of the apps in this list have iOS versions. However, iOS is quite conservative with the amount of control it gives to apps. Thus, most extra features like the listener service and options to save media to storage, or sharing to apps other than Instagram, are absent from the iOS versions. Unfortunately, Instagram repostapps for iOS usually just provide the basic functionality, and have very little to set them apart from each other.
If you are interested in learning how to schedule your posts on Instagram, read our previous article about it.