How To See Who Shared Your Instagram Post?

Like other social media platforms, Instagram allows its users to share content from other users. Learn more about how sharing works on the platform.

Sharing is a big part of the social media experience. After all, what good is posting content if no one sees it? 

On Instagram, users can share both photos and videos. To share someone else’s post, simply tap the paper airplane icon underneath the post, which provides various options and sharing methods. 

But what if you want to see who has shared your post? 

Unfortunately, Instagram does not currently offer a way to see who exactly has shared your post. The platform does, however, offer some ways to track the reach of your content. For example, you can see how many people have liked or commented on your post, and you can also see how many people have viewed your post.

In this article, we’ll walk you through all of the ins and outs of how sharing works on Instagram — as well as how to gain further insight into the reach and influence of your posts.

How Sharing Works on Instagram


As we mentioned, sharing is a big part of the Instagram experience. The platform makes it easy to share both photos and videos from other users. 

When you want to share someone’s content, simply tap the paper airplane icon underneath the post. Doing so will bring up a share menu, where you can choose how to share the post. The options here include sharing via direct message, sharing to your Story, and sharing to another social media platform. If you choose to share someone’s post to your Story, you can also add a sticker or tag the original poster.

It’s important to note that you can only share public content. If someone has a private account and you’re not following them, you will not be able to share their posts. When you share someone else’s post, it will appear on your profile with the original poster’s username and a link back to their profile.  

It’s also worth mentioning that you can share someone else’s post even if you don’t have an Instagram account. Simply tap the paper airplane icon and then choose the Share Via… option. From here, you’ll be able to share the post via a number of different platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

How To Gain Insight Into Your Instagram Post’s Reach


While Instagram doesn’t currently offer a way to see who has shared your post, the platform does offer some ways to track the reach of your content. 

In order to track your post’s reach and statistics, you’ll first need to switch to an Instagram business, or professional, account. 

If you’re not already using a business account, you can switch to one by going to your profile and tapping the Edit Profile button. From here, scroll down and tap the Account Type option, and you’ll be able to switch to a business account. Keep in mind that you’ll need to have a Facebook Page associated with your account in order to switch to a business account. 

Once you have a business account, you’ll be able to see some valuable statistics and analytics for each of your posts. To do this, simply go to your profile and tap View Insights on the post to view the statistics. Doing so will bring up some information about the post, including the total number of likes, comments, shares, saves, and views. 

You can also get information about the demographics of your audience, such as their age, gender, and general location. In order to get this useful information, you’ll need to “boost” your post, creating an ad out of it. After the ad has run for a while, you’ll be able to gain more and more insight into the people who are interacting with your content.

So, while you won’t be able to see who specifically has shared your post, you can still get a general sense of how far it’s reaching and who is interacting with it.

Seeing Who Shared Your Instagram Post May Require Some Digging


Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to see who has shared your post on Instagram. You won’t even receive a notification from the platform if your post has been shared. However, if you’re really curious, there are a few methods that you can try.

The first method is to simply search for your username on the platform. Doing this will bring up a list of recent posts that have been associated with your username. If someone has shared your post, it’s likely that they would have also tagged your username in the process. 

The second method is to search for a specific hashtag that you used in your post. Again, this will bring up a list of recent posts that have been tagged with that hashtag. If someone has shared your post, it’s likely that they would have also used the same hashtag. 

Also, as you spend more and more time on the platform, you’ll start to get a feel for who engages with your posts more than others. If you notice that someone always likes or comments on your posts, there’s a chance that they’ve shared your post in the past. 

So the next time someone engages with your post, check the analytics. If your share number goes up, check the account of the person who recently interacted with the post — they may have shared your content in some way.

In short, if you’re willing to put in a little bit of effort, you may be able to do some detective work to figure out who exactly shared your post.

Discover More Valuable Advice, Tips, and Tricks for Instagram


As Instagram continues to grow in popularity, more and more businesses are using the platform to reach their target audiences. And, as a result, understanding the analytics and statistics for your posts is becoming increasingly important. 

While it would be nice if Instagram offered a way to see who has shared your posts, you are still able to gain valuable information and insight into your content’s performance.  

For more advice, tips, and tricks for using Instagram for your business or personal needs, be sure to check out our blog. We regularly post new articles that are designed to help businesses get the most out of the platform. 

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