Instagram is one of the world’s most popular social media networks right now and comes with a slew of features to keep its users connected. However, not all of these features work as intended.
There are times where you might run into issues with features randomly stop working or don’t even show up in the app. In this article, we’re going to talk about why you can’t share posts to your story and how you can fix that.
Why can’t you share posts to stories?
There are three main reasons that could possibly cause this issue.
The ‘Add post to story’ feature only works if the post you’re trying to share comes from a public account. Always make sure the post you’re trying to share isn’t from a private account.
Even if the post you’re trying share comes from a public account, there’s a chance that the account holder might have disabled post sharing. This can prevent you from adding posts to your stories.
Here’s how this setting can be changed.
- Open the Instagram app and head over to your profile by tapping your profile picture in the bottom right.
- Tap on the hamburger menu icon on the top right.
- Tap the Settings option.
- Head over to Privacy.
- Now tap on Story.
- Toggle the Allow Resharing to Stories option to what you want,
Instagram’s random glitches
If you’re still unable to see the feature in the app, chances are something wrong with Instagram itself. Features usually roll out in phases which means not everyone gets the same features at the same time. Features can often go missing at random as well.
How to fix this?
Try these solutions to see if you can make the feature work.
Toggle the resharing setting on and off
As aforementioned, you can enable/disable sharing of your posts to stories. In case you’re having issues, use the same steps as above and toggle the setting back on and off again or vice versa.
Once done, restart your phone and give it another go.
Reinstall the Instagram app
Reinstalling an app can often resolve seemingly random issues. If you’re not seeing the ‘share to story’ feature in your app, you can try uninstalling the app, restarting your phone and then installing it again.
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Try clearing the cache
If you’re on Android, clearing the cache can help get rid of any buggy cache files that might be stopping the feature from working.
- Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
- Tap on All apps.
- Find Instagram in this list and tap on it to open the app settings.
- Tap on Storage & cache.
- Tap on Clear cache to clear out the cache and start afresh.
Try logging in from another phone
This is a bit of an odd one but the solution has reportedly worked for many users. If you can’t see any such options on your phone, try logging in from another phone and you just might fix your issue.
Try a new account
As a last resort, if you’re relatively new to Instagram, you can just try making a new account. Most new accounts have the latest features enabled and working just fine.
However, if you can’t, the best you can do is wait and in time, the feature should come to your profile as well.
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