Is It OK To Regram Other Peoples Pictures?
On Twitter, it’s easy to share something you love, just retweet it. On Facebook, you share it to your timeline. But Instagram – well, it’s not so easy. The generally accepted method is to “regram” the image, either by screenshotting and posting that, or by using apps that do it for you and add the users handle on there for you.
Most importantly, ask permission. Many Instagrammers will probably be quite happy for you to share their image, but some might not be so it’s always a good idea to ask permission before you post. It’s not unheard of for people to take legal action for images being reposted without permission!
Some Instagrammers might only be happy with certain accounts regramming them – they’ll use specific hashtags to show they’re OK with that account regramming without having to check first. Just because they’ve used a certain hashtag doesn’t mean you don’t have to ask!
If you do get permission, then make sure to take the original photographer in your caption and by tagging them in the photo – some people might not stop to read all of your caption so you want to make sure that they’ll know that you’re not the original creator!
What do you think? Are you happy for others to repost your images?