Fix Add Post to Your Story on Instagram Missing

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Instagram has tons of amazing features. Sharing stories as your post is one best. It has lots of benefits and you can share your own or someone else post as your story. But nowadays, it is a common problem with IG. That there is no option or bottom to add a post to your story, actually it’s missing on some profiles. There are lots of reasons behind it, we can fix it in no time. But you want to try the below method one by one.

Sharing uniques ideas, and perfect looking posts is a better way of engaging the audience or increasing the visibility of it on the platform. But sometime in your account, you may see an issue. Why cannot I share posts to story on IG? as I mentioned there is no specific reason behind such a problem if the option is missing in your account. Below I will show you the three main reason for it, let get into it…

Fixed my Add post to story option missing on Instagram
Fixed my Add post to story option missing on Instagram

Reasons for Why Can’t I Share Posts to Story on IG

For your information, nobody knows the exact reasons behind this issue. But as soon as people are trying things and finding the solution for it. Most of those good people are letting others know about their issues and solutions. However, there are three major ones. The three reasons I am talking about explained below, you could be on the these:

Reasons for why Instagram Add Post to Your Story is Missing
Reasons for why Instagram Add Post to Your Story is Missing

It’s your Account Type

Yes, you can try switching your account from private to public, This can help sometimes. Some are saying are that they Add Post to Story option is available in public accounts. Well, this is not true, I can guarantee and show you that its available for both public and private modes on Instagram.

Note: If someones have set their account to private. Then you won’t see the option for sharing or add post to your story when you tap the Share button under a post. In such a case, you will need to check either if an account is public or private.

The Account type causing the problem
The Account type causing the problem

For doing so, open Instagram in incognito mode in a web browser and search for the username of the person. If you see that the This is Account is Private. Then forget sharing that account’s post to the story.

However, its a bug and can usually be fixed with time and future app updates. You can also report the problem and let IG know about it. They will trigger an update for your desired OS and thus you will see that add post to your story option is then available to you. It also depends on someone else account type and their privacy settings on Instagram. Related: Fix IG app Keeps Crashing Problem.

It’s due to a user story privacy settings

On Instagram, users are totally independent allowing or not allowing anyone to reshare their posts as stories. Thus if you don’t see that option “Add Post to Your Story” then the user has disabled or disallowed the Resharing their posts as stories.

I know you don’t believe this let me explain: Go to your profile then Menu and tap on Settings. Tap Privacy, and Story. Under the Sharing tab, you will see a toggle to disallow other users to Resharing to Stories. That is exactly what a user did to his posts privacy settings. Though you are not allowed to share or add their post to your story.

Allow or Disallow Resharing Posts to Stories on Instagram
Allow or Disallow Resharing Posts to Stories on Instagram

Its Instagram Application Itself

As far as I know, when you don’t see the “Add Post to your Story” option is missing. Then its a bug in your profile at the backend of Instagram. However, they are making changes to the IG app and users are facing such issues on daily basis.

The only thing you can do is to report this problem to Instagram and within a week or two. You will be starting seeing t missing option in your Instagram app or profile. You will need to wait, and as soon as you receive another update, the problem will be fixed automatically.

Fix “Add Post to Your Story” on Instagram Missing

There are four different methods to fix the Add Post to your Story missing your Instagram profile. I am going to explain all these four methods, you can try one by one and see if the one method from the below will fix the missing option. To bring back the missing Add Post to Story option in your IG profile:

Update the Instagram application

You may don’t see the add post to your story option in your Instagram profile if the IG app is no updated. Thus you need to update your application to its latest version available on Google Play Store or iOS App Store. Then restart your Instagram app and if you have time, restart your phone too. This will the missing problem and bring back the add post to the story option in your profile.

Update the Instagram application
Update the Instagram application

Clear Instagram app cache and data

to clear the Instagram missing add post to story option. You need to clear its data and cache on your Android phone. For iOS, iPhone users, uninstall then reinstall the app.

However, on Android devices go to your Settings app, then Apps and find Instagram then tap to open its options. Now tap on the Storage option and there will see two-button, Clear Cache, and Clear Data. Tap these two buttons and restart your phone. If you have time, try clearing the cache and data of your phone as well. This will fix the add post to your story on IG is missing and bring it back.

Clear Instagram app cache and data
Clear Instagram app cache and data

Why I am telling you this, its because, for faster and better user experience. The Instagram application and our Android use caches. Such files help in reducing loading time for the app and its features. However, even if you update your Instagram application. The problem will still exist unless you clear its cache and data. This is because the IG app is still using that old cache data stored for the app. That is why it’s important to clear the cache and its data.

Try switching your account mode

If the user has not set the privacy settings for Resharing to Stories. And you know that the account of the person is not private. Then try switching your account from public to private or private to public. Lost of users different are reporting that they fixed the missing add post to story option just by switching their account mode.

To change your account mode, go to your profile page. Then tap the Menu, the three lines at the top right, and go to Settings. Tap Privacy and you will see a toggle for switching your account mode private or public. Try if this can fix the problem and let know. So that I can share the idea with others. Also, if you have multiple accounts on IG try to switch to another and check if the problem still exists.

Use a different phone

This sound s a little weird but it helped tons of users out there. So I will suggest taking someone or a friend’s phone or use a web browser instead. Then login with the Instagram username and password. Tap the Share under a post and check if the problem Add a post as your story option is missing on that device too or not.

Report it to Instagram

Thousands of users on the different platforms are telling that fix the add post as their story option just by reporting it to Instagram.

Report the problem to Instagram
Report the problem to Instagram

To do so, take a screenshot in of that Share screen when you don’t see the Add post as your story. Then get to your profile page on Instagram then tap the three lines menu button at the top right. Now tap Settings then Help, add the screenshot by tapping on the Plus icon, and write something like”Dear IG Team, I don’t see that “Add Post to Your Story” on my account/profile, kindly fix it. As soon they respond to you with a valid reason they will fix the problem in your Instagram profile.

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