This post from MiniTool MovieMaker explains how to see who viewed your post on Facebook and Instagram, and so you can know the number of shares or the exact account.

Facebook and Instagram are both popular social media apps in the world. They allow you to create and publish posts on their platforms.

Generally, you want to know how many people shared your post to check its performance in a period. How to see who shared your Facebook post? How to see who shared your post on Instagram? Continue to read to learn how you can do that.

Posts on Facebook include these types, photos, videos, text, links, questions, and events. An Instagram post is a photo or video.

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How to See Who Shared Your Post on Facebook?

You have two ways to see who shared your post on Facebook. The following instructions apply to the Facebook desktop site.

Way 1. Check Your Notifications

If you want to know who has shared your recent posts, the simplest way is to check your notifications. Once you open the Facebook website, click the Notifications bell icon next to your account button in the top right corner.

With Facebook notifications enabled, Facebook will notify you when someone shares your post or the accounts you follow makes a new post.

However, if you’ve disabled Facebook notifications, you should turn it on to receive notifications when people share your post next time.

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Way 2. Check Post from Your Timeline

You can directly find the post from your timeline to see shared it.

Step 1. Open the Facebook website and click your name on the left side to open your profile page.

You will see a list of your posts in chronological order. The latest post will be the first one.

If you want to want to see who shared your old posts, you can click the Filters button to find the target post by exact year, month, and specific day, privacy settings, etc.

Step 2. When you find the desired post, you’ll see the number of comments and shares in the lower right corner of the post.

click the share counts

Click the number of shares and you’ll see a list of accounts that have shared this post. But you might not see all accounts that shared your post because of the person’s privacy settings.

If you want to know who shared your friend's post, the above ways also work. 

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How to See Who Shared Your Post on Instagram?

Also, you can see how many people shared your post on Instagram, just the total number of shares, but you can’t view the exact account. How to see who has shared your post on Instagram? Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open your Instagram app and tap the profile icon at the bottom right.

Step 2. From your Instagram profile page, you’ll see all of the posts.

Step 3. Click a post to open it. Tap View insights.

Note: To access insights, you should switch from your personal account to a creator or business account. To do that, click the three lines on your profile and choose Settings > Account. If you use a personal account, click Switch to Professional Account and select Creator.

Step 3. Back to the post, you’ll see the View insights option. Click it and you’ll see the numbers of likes, comments, shares, etc.

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Conclusion

You can easily see how many people shared your posts on both Facebook and Instagram. On Facebook, you can also check the specific account.

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