Your favorite social network is Instagram, no doubt about it. You spend a lot of time applying this social interaction tool and by now you understand that to become popular you need to consistently publish multimedia content, including photos and videos.
However, if in the first case you have already practiced using the application, the same cannot be said for the publication of videos; you still have difficulty performing this procedure. Precisely for this reason, you searched the Internet for explanations and, sure you could ask for my help, you clicked on this guide of mine.
So would you like to know how to upload videos to Instagram? If the answer to this question is yes, then you will be happy to know that I can help you solve this technological hitch of yours. Uploading videos to Instagram is really a question that can be solved in a short time, it is just a matter of following a few short steps.
However, even if you feel you are having difficulties using the social network, you don’t have to worry at all. In this guide I will show you the procedures to be carried out very clearly, as well as step by step, you will see that my instructions will be easy to understand.
All you need, in order to read and correctly execute the procedures contained in my tutorial, is a few minutes of free time. Keep your Android or iOS smartphone at hand and read the following lines very carefully.
I am sure that, once you understand the procedure to be carried out to upload the videos to Instagram, you will immediately be able to run it again, this time independently. Let it bet? Before starting I wish you a good read as usual.
How do you post a YouTube video on Instagram
To upload multimedia elements to Instagram, whether they are photos or videos, you have to act through the application. Instagram is in fact a social network available for free download on Android devices and most of its features are in fact reserved for the use of the version for mobile devices.
That said, if your intent is to upload videos to Instagram and you want to act via your trusty Android smartphone, you must first make sure you have installed the application. In case you haven’t done it yet, know that you can proceed very simply.
All you have to do is open the Google PlayStore (the icon with the symbol of a colored triangle ) and then, through the internal search engine, locate the Instagram application. To download and install it correctly on your smartphone, just press the Install button and then the Accept button.
You will be sure that you have completed the installation of the app when, instead of the aforementioned buttons, the word Open appears. By tapping on it or on the app icon that will have been added to your device’s home screen, you can start the app.
You can also download the Instagram app via this direct link that refers to the Android PlayStore.
Once you have downloaded the application, the first thing to do is to log in indicating your login data such as nickname and password. From the home screen of the application, then press the button Already have an account? Log in; then enter your username and password in the respective text fields and press the Login button.
Once logged in, uploading a video to Instagram is really a breeze. To do this, the first tap on the central button of the app that has the symbol (+) and, if requested, consent to the notifications you will see on the screen: it is a question of making sure that the application has access to your media gallery, microphone and camera.
This way you can publish videos already in the memory of your device, or record one on the spot.
In the first case, choose the video you want to upload to Instagram from the memory of your device, possibly browsing through the folders of your Android smartphone.
How do you post a video on Instagram
In case you want to record a movie on the spot, through the Instagram application, proceed by pressing the Video button located on the same screen. This will launch the camera via the Instagram application and you can record a movie by pressing the round button in the center.
In both cases, once you have chosen the video to upload to Instagram, press the Next button; you can continue the procedure of loading the video, through the video editing screen.
In particular, through the Filters item, you can choose to apply a series of filters in real-time to the movie; by tapping on the Cut item you will be able to view the timeline of the movie to apply a cutout. Finally, you also have the Cover menu item available, which will allow you to choose a particular frame of the video to set as the cover image of the movie.
Before pressing the Next button, don’t forget to tap the button with the speaker symbol. This button will be used to activate or deactivate the audio of the video, of your choice.
Once you have made all the changes you want to the movie, you just have to publish it on your Instagram profile: to do this, just press the Share button that you will see on the next screen. When you press the button in question, the upload of the video will be queued and will be published after a short time.
How do you post a long video on Instagram
Uploading videos to Instagram is also possible via a smartphone with iOS operating system. In fact, you will be happy to know that the social network application can also be downloaded on Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad.
Also in this case, therefore, if you want to upload a video to Instagram, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you have correctly installed the application of the popular photo social network. How do you say? Don’t worry, I’ll explain how to proceed.
To get the Instagram application you must proceed by downloading the app from the iOS App Store, the virtual store of devices with the logo of the bitten apple.
Through the Apple virtual store, then proceed by searching and locating the application through the use of the search engine, install it on your iOS device.
All you have to do is press the Get button and then the Install button. In some cases, depending on your device settings, you may be required to type your iCloud account password or press your finger on the Touch ID to install the application.
However, once the download is complete, the Instagram application will have been added to your device’s Home Screen.
You can then start it by tapping Open from the App Store or directly from the app icon on the home screen of your smartphone. Even working from iOS devices, once the application has actually been downloaded, to upload videos you will need to log in with your data: then log in by typing your username and password or log in via your Facebook profile.
How do you post a 3 minute video on Instagram
At the end of this simple login operation, the procedures for publishing a video on Instagram from iOS are very similar to those seen for Android.
From the initial screen, then press the button with the symbol (+) and, if requested, you consent so that Instagram can have access to the media gallery of your device, the microphone and the camera. By denying Instagram this possibility, you will not be able to publish videos or even record new ones, through the camera integrated into the application.
Once you have consented to Instagram’s requests, first choose whether you want to upload a video already in the memory of your device ( Library button ) or if you want to record a video on the spot ( Video button ).
In the first case you will have to choose the video to publish on Instagram, while in the second case, using the recording mode available thanks to the app’s integrated camera, you can record a video by pressing the round button in the center.
Whatever your choice, the loading procedure for the movie does not change: press the Next button and continue with the next step in which you will be prompted to make changes to the movie.
Using the Filters button, apply, if desired, a real-time filter to the video; if instead you decide to tap on the Cut menu item you can apply a cutout to the movie.
Using the Cover page menu item, you can instead choose whether you want to set a custom cover image for the movie. Activate or deactivate the audio of the video by tapping the button with the speaker symbol and then press the Next button.
At this point, everything is ready to share and upload the video to your Instagram profile. Then press the Share button: the video will be uploaded and published as soon as it is ready.
You intend to record a video on the spot and, instead of uploading it to your Instagram profile, in the traditional way, as seen so far, you would like to publish it in the section relating to the Stories of the social networks.
Is your goal in fact to add the video to the contents of the Stories already published by you? Okay, that’s not a problem at all, I can help you with that too.
To carry out this specific procedure I recommend reading my guide dedicated to the topic: in the tutorial entitled ” How to make more Stories on Instagram “, I have in fact explained to you step by step how to proceed in this particular situation.
How to upload videos to Instagram from PC
Would you like to act as a PC to upload videos to Instagram? In this case, you will be happy to know that it is possible, as you can take advantage of the Instagram tool called Creator Studio, which allows you to publish multimedia content from a computer, incorporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.
Having said that, to get started, connect to the official Creator Studio website and log in to your Facebook profile first. Once this is done, click on the Start button, then press on the Instagram icon located in the top menu, in order to connect the account relating to the well-known photographic social network.
Once the linking process is complete, click on the Create Post button that you can see in the upper left corner of the Creator Studio tool. Now, in the menu that is shown to you, choose whether to publish the video in Instagram posts or in the IGTV section, by clicking, respectively, on the item Feed of Instagram or on the one called IGTV.
In both cases, to continue, press on the name of your Instagram account, in order to select it. Once this is done, press the From uploaded files button if you want to upload a video from your computer’s multimedia gallery. Alternatively, click on the entry from Facebook page, if the video to be uploaded is within those already uploaded to your Facebook page.
At the end of the upload, customize the publication of the post in the Instagram Feed or on IGTV, by writing, for example, the Title and Description of the video to be published on IGTV. As for the publication of multimedia content in the Instagram Feed, you can write the caption ( Write your caption ) and add the geographic tag ( Add a place ).
At this point, to publish the video, all you have to do is press the Publish button. Alternatively, if you want to schedule the publication, click on the ▼ icon and, in the menu that is shown to you, press the Schedule button.