How to share a video on Instagram

If you are wondering how to share a video on Instagram, you are in the best place at the right time. On the suggestion of your friends, you have decided to download the Instagram app on your smartphone and, after creating an account, you started posting your first photos.

Although you are not very techno-savvy, you are getting on quite well. But now you have discovered that Facebook’s popular social network also allows you to post videos and you would like to know more about it.

Is that exactly how it is? If so, if you give me just a few minutes of your free time, I can show you, in detail, how to share a private video on Instagram: it is much easier than you might expect. In the next chapters of this article, I will explain how to share a saved video on Instagram in all the sections in which it is possible to do so: stories, posts, Reels and IGTV.

What do you say we get down to business? Great! I suggest you sit down comfortably and read what I am about to explain to you very carefully. You will see that, by following my instructions, you will quickly and easily succeed in your goal. You will easily learn how to share a saved video on Instagram and how to share a video on Instagram from another Account.

At this point, all that remains for me to do is to wish you a good read and a lot of fun!

How to share a video on Instagram

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As I said before, in the next sections of this tutorial, I will explain how to share a video on Instagram in all the sections of the popular social network where you can do this. Read further to find out more. I can assure you that it is much easier than you think.

How to share a private video on Instagram in your feed

First of all, I want to show you how to share a private video on Instagram in your profile feed. Launch the Instagram app on your device and sign into your account.

Tap on the (+) button, and if you want to publish a video that you have already recorded and that is saved in the Gallery of your device, tap on the Library item located at the bottom left to select the video that interests you. Once you have done so, tap on Next in the top right-hand corner.

If you would like to shoot a video on the spot directly from the Instagram app, click on Video in the bottom right-hand corner, then press and hold the round button in the middle to start recording your video.

When you have finished recording, click on the Next button in the top right-hand corner and, after editing your video by applying filters and cuts, click on Next again. Now type in the caption for your video and click on the Share button in the top right-hand corner.

How to share a saved video on Instagram via Direct

If you are looking to share a video that is not on Instagram in the social network’s direct messages, you must first access the private messages section by clicking on the aeroplane icon in the top right-hand corner of the photo social network’s home screen.

The next step is to locate the user you wish to send a message to. Once you have done this, tap on the user’s name to display their private conversation. If you would like to send a video from your smartphone’s gallery, tap on the gallery symbol. Finally, tap on the Send button.

If you would like to record a video on the spot, click on the button with the camera icon at the bottom left and press and hold the round button to start recording.

At the end, customise the options for playing the video again and press the Send button to send it.

How to share a saved video on Instagram TV

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On Instagram, videos longer than one minute can be shared by posting them on IGTV: a special section of the popular photo social network where vertical videos can be uploaded.

If you want to know more about how to share a saved video on Instagram TV, continue reading.

To do so, first press the (+) button in the top right-hand corner of the Instagram app’s main screen, then tap the IGTV Video button in the menu that appears.

Now select the video you are interested in and tap the Next button. Next, customise the cover by selecting a specific frame or clicking Add from camera roll to upload your own and click Next.

Then customize the title and description, as well as the preview and profile cover. Next, choose whether to make your content visible on Facebook by switching the appropriate toggle to ON. When you have finished customizing your content, click on the Publish button to share it.

If you have any questions or problems, or if you want to know more about how IGTV works, read on.

Creating a channel

In addition to watching existing content, IGTV allows you to share content that you have created yourself. In this case, you need to create your own channel so that you can publish videos yourself. Here is how to do this from both the Instagram and IGTV apps and from the web version of the social network.

From the Instagram app – click on the little house icon in the bottom left-hand corner, tap on the IGTV icon in the top right-hand corner, tap on the gear symbol on the right-hand side, tap on Create a channel, tap on the Next button twice in succession and then on the Create a channel button.

From the IGTV app – tap on the gear symbol on the right, tap on the Create a channel button, tap on the Next button twice in a row and then the Create a channel button.

From Instagram Web – go to the Instagram login page, sign into your account, tap on your profile photo (top left) to go to your profile, click on the Channel heading, select the Create a channel heading and follow the on-screen instructions.

Once you have created your channel, a balloon should appear next to your profile photo, which should read View your channel, indicating that the operation was successful.

Uploading videos

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Once you have created your IGTV channel, you can finally upload videos to share with users of the photo social network.

  • From the Instagram app – click on the little house icon at the bottom left, tap on the IGTV icon at the top right, tap on your profile photo to go to your channel, tap on the (+) button on the right, select the video you want to upload to your channel, tap on Next, enter the title and description by filling in the appropriate text fields, edit the video cover by pressing the appropriate item located immediately below the cover selected by default and click on the Publish button to publish the video.
  • From the IGTV app – Click on your profile photo to go to the channel you just created, click on the (+) button on the right, select the video you want to upload to your channel, click on Next, type in the title and description of the video in the text fields provided, edit the video cover using the item immediately below the default cover selected, and finally tap on the Publish button to publish the video.

From Instagram Web – go to the Instagram login page, sign into your account, click on your profile photo (top left) to go to your profile, click on the IGTV tab, click on the blue Upload button, click on the (+) symbol and select the video you want to upload.

Finally, add a title and description to the video and, as soon as you are ready to publish it, click on the blue Publish button. Please note that the videos you choose to post on IGTV must be in portrait format.

How to share a private video on Instagram in Reels

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Instagram’s Reels are another type of vertical video that last up to 30 seconds and can be composed of several sequences, as well as music, filters, text, and real-time effects.

To publish videos in this section of the photo social network, first press the (+) button in the top right-hand corner of the app’s main screen. Then, in the menu that appears, tap on the Reel button.

Now, start customizing your video recording by choosing the duration and adding, for example, music (the musical note icon) or effects (the smiley icon). When you are ready to record, tap on the round button at the bottom and tap it again to stop recording at any time to record more sequences.

When you have finished creating your film, tap on the arrow icon twice in succession, and finally tap on the Share button.

How to share a private video on Instagram stories

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If you would like to know how to share a video on Instagram stories, you first need to swipe from left to right in the main Instagram screen.

Then select the recording mode (Boomerang, Superzoom, Rewind or No Hold) from the side menu. Then choose whether to use the rear or front camera of the device by clicking on the two arrows symbol at the bottom right and decide whether to enable the flash by clicking on the lightning button at the top. You can also choose to add filters and effects to the video by scrolling through the round icons at the bottom.

When you are ready to record, press and hold (except if you’ve enabled No Hold) the white circular button in the bottom centre to start recording, and release it to stop.

Then use the buttons in the top right of the new screen to add stickers to your video (GIFs, hashtags, questions, or music, for example), mute or unmute (the speaker symbol), or add text (Aa).

Finally, click on the Your Story button in the bottom left-hand corner to share your film in the stories of the popular photo social network. If you have any doubts or problems, please refer to my tutorial where I explain in more detail how Instagram stories work.

How to share a private video on Instagram from a computer

When it comes to sharing videos on Instagram from your PC, the main option is to use Facebook’s Creator Studio tool, which is available for corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.

Through the official website, you can click on the Create Post button to publish a video in your Instagram feed or on IGTV.

So, after selecting the video you are interested in and customizing the title and caption settings, as well as the option to share the video on your Facebook page, press the Publish button to share it.

If you have any questions or problems, or if you need more information on this topic, please refer to my guide on how to share a Facebook post on Instagram.

Alternatively, you can consider using Android emulators (e.g. BlueStacks), through which you can download the Instagram app for Android on a PC and then use the social network from your computer.

How to share a live video on Instagram

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As I am sure you already know, it is also possible to share videos live on Instagram, and the steps you need to take to do this are not complicated at all.

On the main Instagram screen, click on the camera icon at the top left of the screen, and in the menu that appears, select the Live option by swiping to the right.

Now click on the round button in the middle and wait for the live feed to start. By default, the rear camera is used, but you can enable the front camera by tapping on the two-arrow symbol in the bottom right corner.

During the live broadcast, you can answer users’ questions using the button with the icon (?) or, for example, by tapping on the camera icon, you can add up to 3 people and allow them to participate in your live broadcast.

To stop the live broadcast, click on the (X) icon in the top right-hand corner and then on Finish now. Then choose whether to share the video on IGTV (Share on IGTV), save it to your device’s memory (Download video) or delete it (Delete video).

How to share a video on Instagram from another Account

If you want to know how to share a video on Instagram from another account, you must first consider that, before doing so, you must obtain the consent of the owner of the video, in order to avoid infringing their copyright and the terms of use of the well-known photo social network.

In this case, after obtaining permission, you must either use third-party tools (e.g., the Download Gram website) or you must record the screen of your device to obtain the content in question and, therefore, be able to republish it later.

Otherwise, you can simply re-share the video using the button provided by Instagram (the aeroplane icon), which, located at all content on Instagram, allows you to share the video in certain sections of the social network, such as in stories or private messages.