All your friends did nothing but talk to you about it with great enthusiasm but you, having only recently approached the world of technology and especially that of social media, was still quite reluctant to it. But then you finally let yourself be convinced and, following the instructions contained in my guide on the subject, you proceeded to create your own account on Instagram. Well done, really!
However, if you are here now and are reading this tutorial, it seems clear to me that you do not have the slightest idea where to put your hands to start posting photos and videos. To be more precise, what you would like to know is how to share posts on Instagram. What do you say? Things are exactly like that and would you like to understand if I can help you with this too? Obviously.
So give me a few minutes of your precious free time and I will show you, in a simple and at the same time detailed way, how to succeed in the enterprise from smartphones and computers, both for what concerns the “simple” posts and the Stories and Direct. Eventually, you will see, you will become even more experienced than all your friends. What do you say, shall we start?
How do I share a video post on Instagram
Do you want to find out how to share posts on Instagram through the famous social media app available for Android and iOS smartphones (as well as for Windows Mobile )? Then follow the instructions I have provided you below.
In the following lines you will find in fact explained how to proceed to share photos and videos in the Feed, in the Stories and also via Direct. It’s so easy, don’t worry. If you want to share your posts in the Instagram Feed, the first fundamental step you need to take is to start the famous app on your device and tap on the [+] button at the bottom center.
In the screen that you see appear at this point, choose, by selecting the relevant items at the bottom, whether to create a new post starting from the contents in the device library ( Library ), whether to take a new photo at the moment ( Photo ) or whether to record a video, always at the moment ( Video ).
If you have decided to create a new post by taking photos or videos from the roll of the device, select the reference element by tapping on the relevant preview and then press the Next item at the top.
If, on the other hand, you have chosen to take a photo at the moment, choose whether to use the rear camera or the front one by tapping on the double arrow symbol at the bottom left and whether or not to use the flash by tapping on the button with the lightning bolt at the bottom right. Then frame the subject, press the circular button at the bottom of the screen and press Next.
As for the videos, choose, as in the case of photos, whether to use the front or rear camera and start the recording by pressing and continuing to hold down for the entire duration of the movie on the circular button at the bottom. Once the registration is complete, click on Next.
Now, if you had chosen to take an image from the device library or if you had decided to take a photo at the moment, select the filter you want to apply among those below and make a further tap on what is of interest to adjust its intensity using the appropriate bar and to choose whether or not to include the frame (if available).
Then click on Finish to apply the changes. If you do not want to apply any filter and therefore prefer to leave the photo “natural”, choose the Normal option.
How do I share a post on my Instagram story
If, on the other hand, you want to correct the lighting of the image, tap on the sun symbol at the top and move the adjustment bar that appears as you see fit. Then click on Finish to apply the changes.
If you want, you can make further changes to the shot by tapping on the word Edit that you find in the lower right part of the main screen used for image editing, then selecting the reference tool according to what your intentions are ( Adjust, Contrast, Texture, etc.) and then using the options you see appear.
Also in this case presses on Fine to apply the changes, while to move on to the next step presses on Next.
As for videos, similar to photos, choose which filter to apply by selecting the one you prefer from the various at the bottom of the screen. By making a further tap on the one you are interested in, you can also adjust its intensity using the appropriate bar. If you don’t want to apply any filters, select the Normal option.
Then choose whether to leave the audio active or not by tapping the button with the speaker at the top and select the cover to use by pressing the Cover item located at the bottom. To go to the next step, even in this case you have to press Next.
Once the screen to proceed with sharing the post is displayed, type (if you want) the caption with which to accompany the photo or your video in the Write a caption … field, indicate (if you want) the place where it was taken/recorded the content you are about to post via the Add place section, choose (if you want) the additional social services on which to share the post by turning ON the relative levers and then pressing on Share. Et voila !
How do I share a Facebook post on Instagram
Do you want to share your posts in the Stories on Instagram? In this case, the procedure to start is very different from the one seen together in the previous lines for sharing in the Feed. First of all, press the camera that you find in the upper left part of the app screen.
Alternatively, go to the section relating to your profile by pressing on the little man at the bottom right and then stop on the [+] button that you find on your photo, at the top left.
Once this is done, take the photo or record a video with which to start creating your Story by selecting the option you prefer from the various at the bottom of the screen ( Normal, Boomerang, Portrait, etc.).
So choose whether to use the rear or front camera by tapping the button with the double arrow, whether or not to enable the flash by pressing the button with the lightning bolt and whether to apply various effects by tapping the smiley face symbol. To take the photo or to record the video, press (and in the case of the video keep pressing ) on the white circular button at the bottom and it’s done.
If instead of taking a photo or recording a video at the moment you prefer to use content already present in the device library, press on the preview present at the bottom left and select what you are interested in from the screen that opens.
Instead of posting photos or videos, do you want to share a text? Then select the Text tool from the bottom menu, stop in the center of the screen and write what you want.
If you then want to change the font, stop on the top menu, while changing the background color press the colored circle at the bottom. If you also want to enable the use of the camera to include images as a background, tap on the camera at the bottom right and then on the circular button. By continuing to keep pressed, you can record a video.
Then choose whether to apply filters to your content by swiping from left to right on what is displayed on the screen. To add more decorative elements instead, press on the smiling sticker symbol to insert a sticker, on the pen symbol to draw freehand on the screen or on the Aa symbol to add custom text.
Finally, and then to share your story, presses the button Your History that is in the lower left. Then, if you want to share everything only with your closest friends, click on the Closest Friends button which is always at the bottom.
Once you have added the first content to your Story, you can add more by pressing and holding on your photo at the top of the Instagram home and selecting the Add something to your story item from the menu that appears on the screen.
How do I share a post on Instagram
If, on the other hand, you want to find out how to share a post on Instagram in the form of a private message, that is to say through Direct, the first step you need to take is to tap the button with the paper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the main application screen.
Once this is done, select the name of the user you want to send your content to (if you can’t find it you can help with the Search field ) and stop on the button with the camera next to it. At this point, the steps to be taken to create the post are practically the same as seen together in the previous step for what concerns the Stories.
So, take the photo or record a video by first selecting the option you prefer among the various at the bottom of the screen or, again, type a text by selecting the Text option that you will always find at the bottom. Then make any further customizations to the photo, video or text using the ad hoc tools on the screen, always following the instructions I have given you regarding the Stories.
Finally, adjust the playback options by selecting the option you prefer from those below and step on the Send item. Done!
As well as I have indicated above, I would like to point out that if you want you can share direct messages on Instagram by calling the function to post the Stories and then choosing, during the sharing phase, first the Send to option and then the user’s name of reference.
Sharing a post on Instagram is also feasible from a computer, to be precise from PCs equipped with Windows 10, using the official application of the service. In this case, however, the only type of content that can be shared are photos, through Stories and Direct. The procedure to follow is practically the same in both cases.
So, to share posts on Instagram taking into account what I just mentioned, first start the application and click on the camera icon located at the top left of the window.
Alternatively, click on the photo that you find in the section of the application dedicated to your profile which you can access by clicking on the little man at the bottom right of the main Instagram screen.
You can then take your first photo (using your computer’s webcam) to post by clicking on the white circular button at the bottom. If you want, you can embellish the image by selecting one of the various options available at the bottom of the screen.
Later you can also apply filters to your photo by clicking on the image and, continuing to hold, dragging the slider to the left. You can also add decorative elements such as stickers, freehand drawings and texts to it by clicking on the smiley sticker symbol, the pen and the Aa symbol at the top right, respectively.
To conclude, click on the Send to> button at the bottom right, select the option Your story (if you want to post the content in the Story) or select the reference contact (if you want to post the content via Direct) and click on the Send button .