If you love sharing tweets on your Instagram stories, I’m sure your phone’s photo gallery is full of tweet screenshots. Well, that’s about to be a thing of the past as Twitter now lets you easily add tweets to Instagram stories. If you want to learn how to do this, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to directly share a tweet to your Instagram story on iOS and Android.
How to Share Tweets on Instagram Stories (June 2021)
While Twitter now has an official way to share tweets to Instagram Stories, we’ve included two workarounds for sharing tweets to Stories on Android devices. So be sure to read the story to the end or use the interactive board below to jump to the section you want.
How to Share Tweets on Instagram Story on iOS
Twitter began testing this feature in late 2020. The company, however, has recently activated the ability to share a tweet on Instagram Story for all iOS users.
With that settled, let’s move on to the step-by-step guide on how you can directly share a tweet from Twitter to your Instagram stories. Follow the steps below.
- First, open the Twitter app on your iOS device.
- Select a tweet you want to share on your IG Story and tap the “Share” icon.
- Once the iOS share sheet is open, select the “Instagram Stories” option.
- Following this, you will be redirected to the Instagram app, and a new draft IG Story will open on your iPhone. The tweet will appear as a movable, resizable sticker for your Instagram story. You can now also add text, stickers, and all the jazz to give your story a facelift.
- Then, press the “Your story” button in the lower left corner to share the tweet on your IG stories.
By following the steps above, you can share a tweet directly from Twitter to Instagram Stories with ease on your iPhone. However, the tweet in Stories will appear as a non-interactive image. It is unrelated to the original tweet. You can’t tap the tweet to open the tweet in the Twitter app, and that’s a bit disappointing. Also, keep in mind that you unable to add a protected tweet to your Instagram story.
How to Share Tweets on Instagram Story on Android
As for the process of sharing tweets to Instagram Stories using an Android device, unfortunately you will have to rely on workarounds for now. The direct sharing option is currently not available on Twitter for Android. Therefore, users should still use tweet screenshots until Twitter rolls out IG Stories integration on its Android app.
For now, we can suggest two methods to share tweets to your Instagram stories using Android device.
Method 1: Using Cropped Tweet Screenshot
- Open the Twitter app on your Android device. Next, take a screenshot of the tweet you want to include in your Instagram story.
- Add the screenshot to a photo editing app of your choice and crop the tweet.
- Next, open Instagram on your Android device and go to the Story Creation section by swiping right from the homepage or by pressing the “+” button on the top corner left. If you choose the latter, don’t forget to switch to the “Story”.
- Then, tap the gallery icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open your photo library.
- Next, select the cropped screenshot of the tweet and add it to your Instagram story. That’s it.
Besides the above method, you can use another workaround to share tweets to your Instagram story on Android device.
Method 2: Using Photo Library Sticker
- Open the Instagram app on your Android device. Go to the story creation UI as I have shown in the steps above and select any image at random.
- Then, select the drawing tool from the options available above.
- Select a color of your choice from the palette at the bottom, and long press on the screen to change the background color.
- Next, swipe up on the story UI to open the sticker panel, and select photo sticker.
- The photo sticker will open your camera roll, allowing you to select the cropped tweet screenshot and add it as a sticker to your Instagram story.
Sharing tweets to Instagram stories made easy!
Now you will agree that both methods on Android are more tedious than the iOS process. However, since the ability to share tweets directly to Instagram Stories is limited to iPhones at this time, Android users will have to rely on workarounds. There is currently no word on when the feature will be widely available to all users. We expect it to arrive very soon to meet more Twitteratis. We also hope that Instagram becomes more accepting of this integration and allows users to tap tweets to see them on Twitter in the future.