On the advice of your friends, you downloaded the Instagram app on your smartphone and, after creating an account, you started posting your first shots. Although you are not very knowledgeable in technology, you are finding yourself quite well. Now, however, you have discovered that the famous social network owned by Facebook also allows you to post videos and you would like to know something more.
How do you say? Is this exactly the case? In this case, if you give me just a few minutes of free time, I can show you, in detail, how to share videos on Instagram: believe me, it’s much simpler than you can imagine. In the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will explain how to publish a video on the famous social network in all the sections where it is possible to do so: the stories, the posts, the Reels and IGTV.
Then? How about we get to work right away? Yes? Great! I, therefore, suggest that you sit down comfortably and read carefully what I am about to explain. You will see that, following my instructions, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. At this point, I just have to wish you a good read and a good time!
How to share videos on Instagram
As anticipated, in the next chapters of this tutorial of mine, I will explain how to share videos on Instagram in all the sections of the well-known social network where it is possible to do so. So read on to find out more.
To get started, I want to tell you how to share videos on Instagram in your profile feed. Then start the Instagram app on your device and log in to your account if necessary.
Now, press the (+) button, then, if you want to publish a video that you have already recorded and that is saved in the Gallery of your device, press on the Library item located at the bottom left, in order to select the movie of your interest.
Once this is done, tap on the word Next, at the top right. If, on the other hand, you want to shoot a video on the moment directly from the Instagram app, press on the Video item located in the lower right corner, then press and continue holding the round button located in the center, to start recording the movie.
At the end of the recording, press the Next button located at the top right and, after having possibly modified the video through the application of filters and cuts, press Next again. At this point, type the accompanying caption of the movie and, finally, press the Share button located at the top right.
How do I post a YouTube video on Instagram
Would you like to share, in the direct messages of the social network, a video not present on Instagram? In this case, you must first access the private messages section, by pressing on the airplane icon located at the top right of the home screen of the photographic social network.
Now, identify the user to whom to send a message and tap on his name, to view the dedicated private conversation. At this point, if you want to send a video presentation in the Gallery of your smartphone, press on the gallery symbol, in order to locate and select it. Finally, hit the Send button.
If, on the other hand, you want to record a video on the spot, press the button with the camera icon, at the bottom left, and hold down the round button, to start recording.
Finally, customize the options related to the ability to play the movie again ( view once, allow to play again or keep in the chat ) and press the Send button to send it.
How do I post a long video on Instagram
If, on the other hand, you are interested in sharing videos in Instagram stories, you must first access the appropriate section, with a swipe from left to right on the main Instagram screen.
Once this is done, select the recording mode ( Boomerang, Superzoom, Rewind or Without holding down ), using the appropriate items located in the side menu.
Then choose whether to use the rear or front camera of the device, by pressing on the symbol with the two arrows located at the bottom right and decide whether or not to enable the flash, by pressing the lightning button located at the top.
You can also choose to add filters and effects to the video by scrolling the round icons located at the bottom.
When you are ready to record, press and continue to hold (except if you have enabled the Without Hold feature ) the white circular button at the bottom center to record.
Once this is done, use the buttons located at the top right of the new screen that is shown to you to add stickers to the movie ( GIF, hashtag, questions or music, for example), to mute or reactivate the sound (the speaker symbol ), or to add text ( Aa ).
Finally, click on the Your story button located at the bottom left, to share the video in the stories of the well-known photo social network.
As you surely already know, it is also possible to share videos on Instagram live and the steps you need to take to do so are not complex at all.
On the main Instagram screen, then presses the camera icon located at the top left and, in the menu that is shown to you, select the Live option, swiping it to the right.
Now, press the round button in the center and wait for the live to start. By default, the camera used is the rear one, but you can enable the front one by tapping the symbol of the two arrows located at the bottom right.
During the live broadcast, you can answer users’ questions via the button with the icon (?) Or, for example, by pressing the camera icon.
To stop the live broadcast, press on the icon (X) located at the top right and then on the item End now. Next, choose whether to share the video on IGTV ( Share on IGTV), save it to your device memory ( Download video ) or delete it ( Delete video ).
How do I post a video on Instagram story
On Instagram, it is possible to share videos longer than a minute, by publishing them on IGTV: a special section of the well-known photographic social network where you can upload vertical videos.
To proceed, first press the (+) button located in the upper right corner of the main screen of the Instagram app, then, in the menu that is shown to you, tap the IGTV Video button.
Now, select the movie of your interest and tap the Next button. Then, customize the cover, selecting a specific frame or pressing the Add item from the photo roll, to load a customized one, and press the Next button.
At this point, also customize the title and description, as well as the profile preview and cover. Then, choose whether to make the content visible on Facebook by moving the appropriate lever to ON. At the end of the customizations, press the Publish button to share it.
The Reels of Instagram are another type of vertical video that, characterized by a maximum duration of 30 seconds, can be composed of multiple sequences, as well as music, filters, writings and effects in real time.
To post videos in this section of the photo social network, first press the (+) button located in the upper right corner of the app’s main screen. Then, in the menu that is shown to you, tap the Reel button.
At this point, start customizing the movie recording by choosing its duration, and adding, for example, music (the musical note icon ) or effects (the emoticon icon ). Then, when you are ready to record, press on the round button located at the bottom and tap it again, to stop it at any time, in order to record more sequences.
At the end of the creation of the movie, press the arrow icon twice consecutively, and finally, tap the Share button. In case of doubts or problems, or for more information regarding this Instagram feature, refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.
How to share videos on Instagram from YouTube
Since it is not possible to natively share videos on Instagram from YouTube, to do this you must use the screen recording tool of your Android or iPhone device.
Therefore, if you use Android, activate this feature, if available (or use a third-party app ), via the combination of the Power key + volume key (+).
On iOS / iPad, on the other hand, it calls up the appropriate native screen recording feature (the recording icon ) via the Control Center (accessible on iPhones with Face ID by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen and on iPhones with Home button with a swipe from the bottom to the other).
For more information on how to record the screen on Android and iOS / iPadOS, read my guide dedicated to the topic.
Once you have the video, you can share it on Instagram in the section of your interest: therefore, refer to the previous chapters to do so.
As for the possibility of sharing videos on Instagram from a PC, the main possibility available to you is to use the Facebook Creator studio tool, available for corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.
Through the appropriate official website, in fact, it is possible to press the Create Post button, in order to publish a video in the Instagram Feed or on IGTV.
Therefore, after selecting the movie of your interest and customizing the title and caption settings, as well as the ability to share the movie in question on your Facebook page, press the Publish button to share it.
In case of doubts or problems, or for more information on the topic in question, refer to my guide on how to share a Facebook post on Instagram.
Alternatively, you can consider the possibility of using Android emulators, such as BlueStacks ), through which you can download the Instagram app for Android on a PC and then use the social network from a computer.
For more information about it, refer to my tutorial in which I talk to you in more detail about how to post videos on Instagram from PC.
In this case, after obtaining the permission, you must use third-party tools (for example the Download Gram website ) or you must record the screen of your device to obtain the content in question and, therefore, be able to subsequently republish it.
For more information about it, read my tutorial on how to download videos from Instagram.
Alternatively, you can, more simply, re-share the video using the appropriate button made available by Instagram (the airplane icon ) which, located next to all the contents on Instagram, allows you to share the video in some sections of the social network, such as in stories or private messages.