How to post videos on Instagram

Are you looking for how to post videos on Instagram ? Here are the complete and quick instructions for posting videos on Instagram.

Instagram is a very interesting social network with which to spend hours of carefree and be able to learn many new things about the web. If you are reading this article you will surely want to publish your videos or the ones that impressed you the most on this platform.

In the next lines we will analyze in detail all the steps to follow to publish a video on Instagram , be it from your smartphone or from your computer, dividing the two most important categories: videos on Stories and videos on IGTV .

Index

  • Guide to posting videos on Instagram
    • How to upload videos to Instagram Stories with Android and iOS
    • How to upload videos to Instagram IGTV with Android and iOS
    • How to post videos on Instagram from PC
  • How to repost a video on Instagram
  • How do you put a long video on Instagram
  • How to find videos to post on Instagram
    • Instagram search bar
    • #Hashtag
    • Other platforms
  • How to upload videos to Instagram from YouTube
    • How to put YouTube videos on Instagram Stories with Android
    • How to put YouTube videos on Instagram Stories with iPhone
    • How to put YouTube videos on IGTV
  • Requirements for uploading video formats to Instagram

Guide to posting videos on Instagram

How to post videos on Instagram from smartphones? When you publish a video on Instagram from a smartphone as the first step you must identify your mobile device, that is, if it is based on an Android operating system or on that of Apple: iOS . Having taken note of this fundamental information, let’s see how you can publish videos on Instagram on Stories and on IGTV.

How to upload videos to Instagram Stories with Android and iOS

  • Launch the Instagramapp and log into your account.
  • Swipe from left to right to start creating a story.
  • Press the white button to record a video or take a photo or tap the square icon tothe left of the white button to add a video or photo.
  • Select a video from your gallery to upload it to your story.
  • Press, at the top, on the various icons to add a link, text, stickers, music, an effect or a freehand drawing.
  • To insert hashtag, stop on the sticker icon and select and add the hashtag of interest via the search bar.
  • Finally, share your content by tapping on Your Stories, at the bottom left, to post on Instagram.

How to upload videos to Instagram IGTV with Android and iOS

  • Launch the Instagramapp and log into your account.
  • Touch the little man at the bottom rightto access your Instagram profile.
  • Tap the [+]icon at the top and choose the IGTV Video option .
  • You will automatically access the video gallery over 60 seconds of your phone’s memory.
  • Select a video and click Nextat the top right.
  • Instagram will ask you, on the Coverpage , to select a cover image from your gallery or from one of the frames of the video you are uploading. Press on Avanti .
  • In the New IGTV videoscreen , enter Title , Description , Add to your series , check the item Publish preview and finally press on Publish to IGTV to complete.
  • The video will be officially on IGTV.

For further information read: How IGTV works

How to post videos on Instagram from PC

If you need to publish your multimedia content on Instagram from your PC, the procedure is slightly different, let’s see it in detail.

Instagram puts at your disposal a tool called Creator Studio for Instagram , this is integrated into Facebook and allows you to publish videos from your PC to the photography platform with great speed.

However, you must necessarily have a corporate Instagram account , which in the settings you can select for free in a few seconds.

  • Access your profile Instagramand touch the icon with the ‘ little man in the lower right corner to access your profile.
  • Tap the three overlapping linesin the top right corner.
  • Tap Settings > Accounts.
  • Tap Switch to a professional account.
  • Tap
  • Select a category for your business and tap
  • Tap OKto confirm.
  • Tap Company.
  • Tap Next.
  • Add your contact information and tap Next. Or tap Don’t use my contact information to skip this step.

Once this is done connected to the official website of Creator Studio , log in with Facebook registration data and click on Start .

At this point you need to connect your Instagram by clicking on the Instagram icon at the top and select the Connect your account option . Now you are ready to use the software, click on Create Post , press Instagram Feed or on IGTV and you will find the section to upload videos and photos.

Also read: How to block auto-playing of videos on Instagram

How to repost a video on Instagram

Have you reviewed a video of yours from the past and felt like sharing it with your new followers? Then you can repost it thanks to the Instagram tools, let’s see how.

To share an Instagram Story again you can resort to different solutions, let’s see the simplest and fastest one.

We are sure that you have already installed the Instagram app and logged in so we will avoid repeating it, at this point press on the symbol of the house and observe your Stories by selecting the list at the top.

  1. If you have been tagged just click on Add this content to your Storyand it will be viewable in your Stories in a second.
  2. If you haven’t been tagged, we recommend using third-party programs like Repost It! (Android) or Repost Stories(iOS).

Read also: How to call featured Stories on Instagram

How do you put a long video on Instagram

You don’t like those limited Instagram seconds that much do you? To publish a long video on Instagram, the platform thought of IGTV, but how to avoid using this tool? In order for you to be able to post long videos on Instagram without IGTV we recommend that you opt for third-party programs. These are real video editing software that allows you to cut videos where necessary and upload them directly to Instagram Stories or to the main profile.

We could spend hours explaining which are the most valid solutions on the market, both free and paid, but we will go straight to the point by recommending those most used by users.

Adobe Premiere clip , usable on both Android and iOS, is the best solution, effects and video quality always at the highest levels. Even iMovie (for iOS) is software that can give you great satisfaction.

For Stories, on the other hand, we recommend Story Cutter for Instagram if you have an Android operating system and Limitless Stories if you love iOS operating systems.

How to find videos to post on Instagram

If you are looking for a funny or particularly motivating video, there are three main ways to go:

  1. Search in the Instagram search bar.
  2. Other platforms.

Instagram search bar

Open the Instagram app and tap the magnifying glass at the bottom left . Here you can access the featured content on Instagram. Scroll through the images or videos and select the one you want to publish by clicking on it. Below the video there are the symbols of: heart , message and arrow , press on the latter and you will see the word Add the video to your Story .

#Hashtag

In the search bar, still pressing on the magnifying glass , tap on the Hashtag section and then type the hashtag that is close to the content you are looking for. There will be tons of related hashtags that you can click on to watch videos with that keyword. Once you have selected the desired video you can publish it as previously written. For more information, don’t miss our guide on the best Instagram hashtags to get likes and followers .

Other platforms

You can also find interesting videos on other platforms, such as YouTube or Facebook and share them without any problems. The procedure, however, is not as direct as it may seem and it is worthwhile to deepen it in the following paragraph.

In addition to these three methods to search for interesting videos, you can also search for them in the Stories and profiles of your followers . Sometimes you may come across very interesting content that deserves to be posted on your Instagram as well.

Read also: When to post on Instagram

How to upload videos to Instagram from YouTube

Among the most famous platforms in the world there is certainly YouTube , from this you can get numerous videos, whether they are short or long, by posting them on your Instagram. Let’s see how we can do it for both Stories and IGTV .

How to put YouTube videos on Instagram Stories with Android

If you have not already saved the affected YouTube video on your smartphone then it is advisable to make a screen recording. If you have a modern mobile device you will find this function natively, otherwise we recommend using a program that can guarantee you the same function, for example ADV Screen Recorder for Android and Record It! for iOS .

Start the video on YouTube and at the same time also the recording, press on Stop when you want to finish and it will be saved in your gallery. At this point it’s time to start Instagram and swipe from left to right . Select the media gallery icon, at the bottom left, and choose the video to post on Instagram. Click on Done and the YouTube video can be viewed in your Stories.

How to put YouTube videos on Instagram Stories with iPhone

Also in this case the procedure is very similar to that for Android with some small details.

If you have an iPhone 8 or higher model, you can access the Control Center and record the video on YouTube. Once in possession of the video, log in to Instagram and swipe from left to right, select the media gallery icon, on the left at the bottom, and choose the video to publish on Instagram. Click on Done and the YouTube video can be viewed in your Stories.

How to put YouTube videos on IGTV

Start the Instagram app and tap on the little man at the bottom right to enter your profile. Select the (+) icon and press IGTV Video . Choose the YouTube video that you have saved in the gallery with the screen recording method and press Next at the top.

If the recorded video is longer than a minute, Instagram will ask you whether to divide it into small posts of 60 seconds each or to publish it directly on IGTV.

Select the Long Video option and hit Continue to take you to the IGTV editor. Edit the video as you wish and hit Publish . Now your YouTube video will be visible to everyone on Instagram’s IGTV.

In conclusion IGTV allows you to publish videos lasting up to 10 minutes for “standard” accounts and up to 60 minutes for popular and verified accounts . The minimum duration must be 60 seconds.

Requirements for uploading video formats to Instagram

On Instagram Stories you can upload videos with the following requirements:

  • Video format: MP4.
  • Audio: AAC.
  • Video codec: H.264.
  • Bitrate3500 kbp.
  • Frame rate: maximum 30 fps.
  • Resolution: 1080p maximum.
  • Maximum file size:15 MB.
  • Maximum video height: 920 pixels
  • Video length: up to 15 seconds per story.

On IGTV , you can upload:

  • Video format: MP4.
  • Audio: AAC.
  • Codec video: H. 264.
  • Frame rate: maximum 30 fps.
  • Resolution: minimum of 720 pixels and maximum of 1080 pixels.
  • Minimum Playback Length: Videos must be at least 1 minute long.
  • Maximum Playback Duration: Maximum 60 seconds if uploaded from the web, 15 minutes if uploaded from a mobile device.
  • You can load a vertical video with an aspect ratio of 9:16 or a horizontal video with an aspect ratio of 16: 9.
  • Maximum file size of 10 minutes or less: 350 MB.
  • Maximum file size up to 60 minutes: 3.6 GB.
  • Recommended size for cover images: 420 × 654 pixels (ratio 1: 1.55).
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