How to Share Instagram Reels on WhatsApp Status?

Instagram users who enjoy creating and sharing captivating reels often want to share these across multiple platforms. While Instagram allows you to directly recommend your reels on Facebook it doesn’t offer the same for WhatsApp which is also a Facebook-owned platform.

If you try sharing a reel on WhatsApp using the direct link option you might find that it’s not very effective. Many WhatsApp users might not click on the link and those without Instagram won’t be able to view the reel at all. Luckily there’s a simple way to share Instagram reels directly to your WhatsApp status including the audio whether they are your own reels or from someone else’s account. Here’s how you can do it.

Method 1: Sharing Instagram Reel on WhatsApp with a Link

You can easily share an Instagram reel to your WhatsApp status by using a link. Here’s how:

  1. On your phone open the Instagram app and find the reel you want to share.
  2. Tap on the three dots at the bottom right of the reel and choose “Share To”.
  3. From the options select “WhatsApp” and set it as your WhatsApp Status.
  4. Now anyone from your WhatsApp contacts can view the reel directly even if they don’t use Instagram by clicking the link.

Method 2: Sharing Instagram Reels to WhatsApp Without a Link

If you’re sharing your own reel:

  1. Go to the Reels section on your Instagram profile.
  2. Select the reel you want to share.
  3. Play the reel then tap on the three dots on the right side and select “Save to Camera Roll”. Note that some reels might download without audio. If you see a prompt “Download Without Audio” choose “Download”.
  4. Open WhatsApp and from the status section you can upload the saved reel video.

If you want to share someone else’s reel:

  1. Make sure the reel is not from a private account.
  2. Open Instagram, find and play the reel you wish to share.
  3. Tap on the “Share” button and then “Add to your story”.
  4. On the story screen tap the three dots at the top right and select “Save”.
  5. You can now post this saved clip directly to your WhatsApp status.

Method 3: Share Instagram Reels as WhatsApp Status by Screen Recording

This method works regardless of whether the reel is your own or from another account and is suitable for both Android and iOS users.

  1. Open Instagram and play the reel you want to share.
  2. For iOS use the built-in screen recording feature from the control panel to start recording. Play the reel in full then stop the recording.
  3. For Android use a built-in screen recorder if available or download a third-party app like AZ Screen Recorder.
  4. After recording you may need to trim the video which can easily be done directly in WhatsApp when creating the status.

This guide should help you share your favorite Instagram reels on WhatsApp effortlessly enhancing your ability to connect and share content across different platforms without needing any external apps.

Final Words

Sharing Instagram reels on WhatsApp is a great way to cross-post content and keep your contacts engaged with fresh and entertaining videos. Whether you prefer sharing directly using links, saving the reels to your device or even recording your screen, these methods ensure that you can share your favorite moments seamlessly. Choose the method that works best for you and start sharing today!