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How can I share a Tweet on Instagram Stories? Twitter is currently testing a feature that lets users share tweets directly to Instagram Stories. Lately, the platform has been adding a number of features that expand the value proposition for its users. Some examples of these include Twitter Spaces, Super follow, a Newsletter feature, and more.
This Instagram Stories integration must have stemmed from the fact that a lot of people share screenshots of random or viral tweets as posts and stories on Instagram. These screenshots usually garner a lot of engagement–sometimes, even more than the original tweet on Twitter. It only makes sense to create this cross-platform integration.
The feature is actually a win for both platforms. For Twitter, content gets more reach and more eyeballs. While for Instagram, there’d be an increase in engagement and product usage as there’d be more content to interact with.
In this post, we’ll take you through the process of sharing tweets directly to your Instagram Stories.
Please note that this feature is still in its testing stages for iOS devices only.
How to add a tweet to your Instagram Story on iOS
You can add a tweet to your Instagram Story as long as the tweet you’re trying to share is public. That means it must be visible to the general public on Twitter, not something that was posted to a private or protected account. You will also need to be logged in to your Instagram and Twitter accounts on the device you’re using. Keep in mind that this method currently only works for some iPhone users at this time.
1. On the Twitter app, locate the tweet you wish to share to your Instagram Story.
2. On the tweet you wish to share, tap on the “Share” icon, which resembles an arrow pointing upward.
3. In the menu that appears, underneath the Instagram icon, tap on “Instagram Stories.”
4. The Twitter app will now disappear. In its place, the Instagram app will open a new draft for an Instagram Story.
5. You can now interact with the shared tweet as though it is a sticker. You can move it around by tapping and dragging the tweet, or you can resize it by swiping your fingers together or apart.
6. Put the finishing touches on your Instagram Story as you’d like it to appear. Then, you can choose to share it with all of your Instagram followers, a single person, or a group of multiple Instagram users.
Note: Please be aware that Twitter content shared and posted on Instagram may not reflect the current state of the content on Twitter and will be governed by Instagram’s policies and rules. For more detail on their policies, please visit Instagram’s Help Center.