How can I repost a photo I see to my followers/friends?

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I would like to be able to re-post an image I see to my friends who probably cannot see it since they dont follow its creator. Can I?
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Kevin Systrom

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That is something we're working on :) Watch for the next release
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Kerewin

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currently you can easily add @your_friends_username to direct them to the picture on their News tab if that helps -kerewin
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RoderickJason Abril

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hey kevin can you help me with my account?
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RoderickJason Abril

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hey kevin can you help me with my account?
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Dan Rubin

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Hopefully this will be the ability to post someone else's Instagram to Twitter/Facebook/etc, not to repost other people's shots *within* Instagram...
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Kevin Systrom

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Actually it's both. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on why you wouldn't want to see others' posts within instagram. Imagine I see a photo you took that rocks, and I wanted to reshare it with my followers so they could discover you, would that be cool? You've got my email ;)
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Kevin, for me it comes down to signal vs noise. I view my feed as people I choose to follow because I like their work. They may very well share some great stuff, but more often than not, resharing tends to water down the personal feed (I'm a huge fan of being able to turn off retweets per user in twitter fo example).

But I still love to discover great new photographers and add them to my feed. For example, I'd like to know what my friends are liking, but I don't want all that content dumped into my feed.
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Thanks so much for your feedback -- I think we're going to think hard about this before we roll anything out to address your concerns. Thanks guys
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I'll second Dan's comments. I'd like to be able to post someone else's Instagram to Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc..
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If you're going to allow reposting of other's shots in Instagram, please follow Twitter's retweet model and not Tumblr's reblog model. I get annoyed by having to see reblogs over and over on Tumblr but I appreciate that Twitter only shows me a retweet once (I think that's how it works at least).
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I am also looking for a way to share my old uploads without having to re-post them. similar request i think.
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Harish Venkatesan

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Agreed- this is something I'm looking for too
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neogomo

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+1!
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hey there, if you're looking for a way to share photos you've already uploaded to instagram outside of the app, please be sure you've updated to the latest version. when you have, you'll see a "..." button to the bottom right of your photos -- tap that button for the option to share your photos via email or grab the short URL.
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I agree with Dan. I'd like the to be able to see the photos my friends are liking and commenting on. Just having it show up as a news item would be enough. Want to share a photo with your friends? Just "like" it.
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I think having 'like' post the photos to your friends' feed would be a mistake. If i'm catching up, I could like 50 photos at one sitting. Definitely wouldn't want my followers to be spammed with all those likes. 'share' would need to be a separate function I think. Personally, I wouldn't want other people to be able to post my photos ANYWHERE without my permission first.
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Agreed Rachel Marie. Neither 1000 likes nor uncontrolled sharing are things I wan't to have.
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Joshua Kaufman

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I'm okay with reposting other's photos in Instagram as long as my followers only see repost's once and not every time it's reposted. In contrast, Tumblr shows every reblog of a single post which often overloads my dashboard.
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I think we've decided that at the current level of activity simply reposting won't be the best solution. We're working on something a bit more simple that will give you insight into what your friends are liking. No need to introduce another complicated concept right away. How would this sit with you folks?
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Like it! I'm all for keeping things simple until the feature can justify itself.
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At the risk of sounding combatative, what's so complicated about reposting? I could see Instagram reposting operating almost exactly like a retweet - 'here's something I like, maybe my friends will like it too', my friends see the photo in their feeds with '[authorname] via @prehensile' on the author line.
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Jim Barraud

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sounds great.
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Kevin, I think a way to see a 'Popular Across the App' and a 'Popular Among Those you Follow' would be a decent compromise and not overly clutter up the interface. The only other approach I could think of is an activity feed that's everything except photos (contacts and likes by the people I follow, similar to the 'news' page)... but that sounds a bit dry.
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I just want to be able to share my photos that I wasn't smart enough to "share on twitter" in the first place... how do I find the URL of that photo? :(
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hey there, will you please make sure you've updated to the most recent version of the app? if so, you'll see a "..." button at the bottom right of your photos -- tapping that button will allow you to grab the short URL for any photo you've uploaded.
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Hi Josh, how about making the "..." button give the user the option to change the sharing settings (if the picture is his/hers)? i.e. takes you back to the sharing page with the ON/OFF switches to that you can add (or remove if that's possible) from the list of options.
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I ran into this problem just a few minutes ago - I had a picture in my Feed of me that I wanted to repost - I'm embarrassed to admit that my solution was to Screen-Shot the iPhone Screen (Home+Power Button), and then use the first cropping tool I saw on Apple Store (Photo Wizard). I then used Posterous to post onto Twitter/facebook/posterous. (I would have used Instagram to post if they had Posterous as a target)
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i dont see any other way to do it, good for you for being creative haha
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Jeff ✭ Bercasio

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Can something similar to Twitter's "Retweet" be done?
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dawn.blairr

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sounds like a good idea to me!
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nitzi555

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yeah, that sounds like a great idea
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benwaynet

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I want to be able to repost to instagram or my services (twitter,facebook,posterous,etc)
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Tom Brow

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I put together a simple web app, Regram, to repost Instagram photos to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. After authorizing the app and connecting it to your accounts, you can comment @regram on any photo (optionally with a caption), and that photo will be reposted within a few seconds.

Here are examples of regrammed photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
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benwaynet

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Great job, could you make this also post to posterous?
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Perhaps this questions may have been answered... but here it goes..

I would like to re-post my own first pictures without losing feedback, likes or notes from followers. is that possible??.
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I know how, listen:
If your photo is a bit older, and it ain't in the recent posts on your profile, you have to move it from its album to another one, that has been updated in recent 2-3 days
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Create a new photo album and upload any photo. Then move your photo into that album. When you did that, delete the unwanted photo, then go to your profile and you'll se there is a new story with the photo and the comments and likes are included.

:* With love, Alex from Serbia.