Saturday, November 26

How to post a video on Instagram: tricks you did not know

There is no content format as entertaining as video.

For years, Instagram was strictly promoted as a photo-sharing platform. In fact, it wasn’t until the (previously) popular six-second video-sharing app Vine went viral in 2013 that Instagram finally decided to adapt to the times and allow 15-second videos.

Today, video is one of the most attractive components of the application. Whether you’re posting your Instagram Stories or posting an hour-long cooking tutorial on IGTV, video is a great way to post engaging, ongoing content for your followers. In this guide, we’ll cover how to share YouTube videos, upload high-quality clips, and everything you need to know about posting to Instagram.

How to post a video on Instagram

The days of 6 and 15 second video clips are long gone, but that doesn’t mean we can all share feature films. Instagram has a couple of restrictions and rules regarding the length of videos that everyone should keep on their radar.

How long of video can you post on Instagram?

When it comes to what the length restriction is for videos on Instagram, the answer varies depending on where you post it. The rules regarding duration differ for Stories, Posts, and IGTV.

Let’s break them down:

  • Upon Instagram Stories, you can only capture or upload a 15 second video. However, you can post or record an unlimited number of consecutive 15-second videos to essentially create one long video.
  • Upon Instagram posts, you can upload a video up to 60 seconds long. However, you can avoid this by posting up to 10 60-second clips in a carousel post to create a video up to 10 minutes long.
  • Upon IGTV, you can upload a video up to 15 minutes long when you upload it from your iPhone. However, when you are charging from a computer, the maximum duration increases to 60 minutes.

How to post a video of 3 minutes or more on Instagram

If you want to post a video of three minutes or more on Instagram, the best way to do it is through IGTV. While there is a separate app for IGTV, you can seamlessly upload videos through the Instagram app.

Here’s how to upload a video to IGTV through the Instagram app:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press the magnifying glass at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Press the IGTV button at the top left of the screen.
  4. Press + at the top right of the screen.
  5. Select the video you want to upload.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Choose your cover image from the video or upload a new one from your Camera Roll.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Fill in the title, description, and other details.
  10. Press Publish.

You can also add a link to your IGTV video, which we have covered in a previous article.

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How to share a long video as an Instagram post

As we mentioned earlier, Instagram only allows 1 minute videos in posts. However, there is a way around this rule by using the app’s carousel feature, also known as the multiple photos feature.

Unfortunately, Instagram does not facilitate this. If you want to post a long video (up to 10 minutes) on Instagram using the carousel feature, you need to divide the video into sections first. Each section can last up to 1 minute.

Here’s how you can turn your long video into a bunch of short videos:

  1. Open your Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the video you want to use.
  3. Press the Edit button in the upper right corner.
  4. Use the sliders below the video to create your first clip.
  5. Press Done.
  6. Press Save video as new clip.
  7. Repeat the steps above until you have created all your clips.

Now that you have your video clips ready, it’s time to turn them into a long video through the carousel. That’s how:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press your profile icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Press + at the bottom center of the screen.
  4. Press the multiple photos option on the right of the screen above your photo library.
  5. Select the video clips you made from your longest video. You can choose up to 10.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Edit the color of the clips and choose a filter for all of them if you like.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Fill in the details of the post.
  10. Press Share.

It is important to note that since you can only add up to 10 photos and videos to a carousel, your video will have a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Can you post a video on Instagram from your computer?

Instagram is a mobile-only application, which means that you cannot directly upload new content (including video) to your account through the web page in your desktop browser. But that does not mean that it is impossible. There are many third-party applications and services that allow you to upload videos to Instagram through your computer.

How to upload a video to Instagram from a Mac

As we mentioned, there are many third-party applications and services that allow you to upload videos to Instagram from your desktop computer. For the purposes of this guide, we will use the app Uplet.

Known for being a bulk Instagram uploader for Mac computers, this app allows you to post multiple photos and videos, repost videos, customize your posts, and add captions. It is free to download for a seven-day trial.

Here’s how to post a video to Instagram using Uplet:

  1. Open Uplet.
  2. Log in with your Instagram account login information.
  3. Press «Add photos and videos».
  4. Find the video you want to upload to your computer.
  5. Press Open.
  6. Write the title.
  7. Press Share.
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How to post a video on Instagram from a Windows PC

If you don’t have a Mac, you can still upload videos from your Windows PC to your Instagram. Fortunately, when it comes to posting for IGTV, you can post a video right from your browser.

That’s how:

  1. On your desktop, open your web browser.
  2. Go to Instagram.com.
  3. Click on your profile photo button to navigate to your profile.
  4. Click on the IGTV section below his bio.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. Click the big + sign to select your video or drag and drop the video file.
  7. Fill in the title, description and other details of the video.
  8. Click Publish.

Now if you want to post a video to your Instagram feed or Stories from your desktop, you will have to use a separate tool. Fortunately, Facebook made it easy to post to Instagram from a computer with its Creator Studio.

Within Creator Studio, you can check your analytics, measure your engagement, and post photos and videos to your Instagram feed. However, you must have a creator or business account to use this tool, and it does not allow you to post to your Stories.

If you want to post a video to your Stories from your computer, you will need to download a third-party tool like Storrito. The free version allows you to publish up to 10 Story posts per month, while a paid subscription offers between 100 and 500 posts.

More tricks to share videos on Instagram

Instagram has come a long way in terms of video sharing. From adding music to sharing videos from other platforms, there are tons of tips and tricks that everyone should know about.

How to post a YouTube video on Instagram

One of those cool tricks is the ability to post a YouTube video to your Instagram account. And the easiest way to do it is by downloading the video on your phone and then posting it to Instagram through the app.

But to do that, you need to install a third-party app that supports YouTube video download as you can’t do it directly from YouTube app. For the purposes of this guide, we will use the free app Video saving.

Here’s how to download YouTube videos to your iPhone with Video Saver and post them on Instagram:

  1. Find the video you want to post on your iPhone’s internet browser.
  2. Copy the URL of the video.
  3. Open the Video Saver application.
  4. Press Add Video.
  5. Select Internet.
  6. Paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to download.
  7. Press Go.
  8. Select Download.
  9. Press My Video at the bottom left of the screen.
  10. Press the three vertical dots next to your downloaded video.
  11. Select “Save to Camera Roll”.
  12. Open the Instagram app.
  13. Post the video to your Stories, feed, or IGTV as you normally would for any post.
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How to Add Music to an Instagram Video Story

One of the easiest ways to level up your video content game is by adding music to your Instagram Stories videos. And luckily for you, it is very simple to do.

Here’s how to add music to a video on Instagram Stories:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press the camera button at the top left of the screen.
  3. Record a new video or swipe up to browse and select the video you want to add to your story.
  4. Press the sound button at the top of the screen to mute the video sound.
  5. Press the adhesive button at the top of the screen.
  6. Select Music.
  7. Scroll to or search for the song you would like to add.
  8. Fit the song to the clip you would like to hear.
  9. Adjust the music icon that you would like to be displayed in your Story by pressing the icon and dragging it to the desired location.
  10. Select Done.
  11. Move the music icon to the desired location on the page.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Select Share to add to your story.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Video Post

Unfortunately, adding music to your Instagram video post is not that easy. At the time of writing, you cannot add music to a post within the Instagram app. However, you can add music using a third-party app like Lomotif, which is free to download from the app store.

Here’s how to add music to an Instagram video post using Lomotif:

  1. Download and open the Lomotif app.
  2. Press + at the bottom center of the screen.
  3. Press Library.
  4. Select the video you want to use.
  5. Press the check mark at the top right of the screen.
  6. Search or scroll through the available music options until you find the one you want to use.
  7. Select the song.
  8. Press the check mark at the top right of the screen.
  9. Edit the aspect ratio and adjust the song clip you would like to use.
  10. When you’re done, hit the Save button at the top right of the screen.
  11. Select Yes.
  12. Select the Instagram icon.
  13. Select Share.

Video content should be part of everyone’s social media strategy. Not only is it a fun way to keep your followers engaged, but it also gives them a more personal look at your life or business. We hope you use these tips and tricks to make your videos stand out from the rest.



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