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How to share Instagram reels

Feb 2, 20225 min readParvathy Nair

Instagram is on track to regain its people; it has survived the "TikTok copycat" criticism wave and has proved to be here to stay. It has polished itself into a sophisticated marketplace for brands as well as small businesses. The Instagram influencer lifestyle looks glamorous with their constant travels, fashionable clothes, and never-ending parties.

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In this piece, we will talk about how you can share Instagram reels, so let's get into it. First, open your Instagram, go to the reels section, scroll to your heart's content then once you get to the Instagram reel you want to share, you can follow any of the following steps to share them.

How to can share Instagram reels

1) The story share

• The share icon is present on the right end corner

• When you click on it, the pop-up box appears, and you can select to post the Reel in your story

• Then once you can edit your preference using filters and stickers

• You can either post it on close friends, or you're regular story

2) The DM share

• Proceed to click the share icon

• When the pop-up box appears, you can select the person you want to dm the person you want

• Instagram also allows you to choose a lot of people then group them to send the Reel to the group

3) The share to

• Under the share icon, there are three dots; click on the icon

• Another pop up appears; tap on the share to option

• This allows you to share the Instagram reel on platforms like WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc.

4) 3rd Party Share

Apps like Reelit allow you to download Instagram reels without watermarks, and you can then proceed to share the downloaded reels on any platform you like, given there are no copyright issues. Instagram doesn't allow the download of reels with music, so apps like Reel can help.


Instagram is getting bigger and bigger every day. Reels could play a very important role in promoting business, so a proper understanding of the how-to's that can help in the future and lend a hand in the business's success.

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