How to post a YouTube Video on Instagram
What Is Instagram?
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms online today. The platform used to emphasize on photos only, but now, video sharing has been added to the main focal point. You can access Instagram online with a desktop computer or via its mobile app on your cell phone.
Instagram allows users to take, edit, and publish content for followers and non-followers when you have your account set to public access. Other users can view your visual content and then like, share, comment, and save it.
If you are not one of the billion users already using Instagram, you really should consider joining. Over the past several years, Instagram has gained in growth exponentially, going from one million users to over one billion in 2022. The app allows you to engage with content posted by your friends and leading brands. Thus, you can also follow people such as celebrities and political figures who use the platform.
Posting On Instagram
Here you will learn how to post on Instagram, including:
- How to post a live photo on Instagram
- How to post a gif on Instagram
- How to post multiple photos on Instagram
- How to post a video on Instagram
Posting a Live Photo
Step 1: Log in to your Instagram account on your mobile device
Step 2: Navigate to the Story setting found on the bottom of your screen.
Step 3: Create a Boomerang by tapping the “infinity” sign icon.
Step 4: After the Boomerang creation screen loads, tap the camera roll icon found on the bottom left of the page.
Step 5: Finally select which live photo to post.
Posting a Gif on Instagram
Step 1: Save the GIF to share on Instagram to your cam roll (Download folder).
Step 2: Open the “GIPHY CAM”, then tap the cam roll (film strip).
Step 3: Select the GIF to share, then tap the > icon.
Step 4: Wait for your GIF to convert, then tap “Instagram”, and share.
Posting Multiple Photos on Instagram
Step 1: Open Instagram.
Step 2: Tap on “plus” to create a post.
Step 3: Select “multiple photo” at the top.
Step 4: Choose the photos in the right sequence that you would like to feature.
Step 5: Tap the “Next” icon.
Step 6: If needed, add filters, then tap “Next”.
Step 7: Add a caption for Instagram post or other information.
Step 8: tap “Share”.
Posting an In-Feed YouTube video on Instagram
Posting YouTube videos on your Instagram is easy. In-feed videos are just regular videos you can view when using the swipe up feature to scroll through the news feed. To share a YouTube video, follow these steps:
Step 1. Open Instagram
Open the Instagram social media app and from your newsfeed screen, tap the “Plus sign. You can also tap the plus sign on your profile page and select “Post”.
Step 2. Go to Your “Videos” Folder
The media library on your phone will open. Switch to the folder that contains your video content by tapping on the drop-down menu. Now you can choose the video for Instagram.
Step 3 Upload Your Video on YouTube
If your video is not in the library, you can use a YouTube downloader to download a video with the YouTube link. After you copy the YouTube video, you can upload it by selecting it in your library.
Step 4. Edit Your Video
When you post videos on the platform, it offers you video editing options that you can use to trim your video, apply filters, and choose a cover. You can also combine multiple video clips into one to make your video longer. This will glue your video clips into one video so you can automatically play one after another.
Step 5. Create a Caption
The final step allows you to create a description for your video. Use hashtags and the location feature in the description to make the video more discoverable. This gives more people the chance to find your video post on Instagram. Or you can even shoot a video from Instagram to post to your feed. To do this, after tapping the “Plus” sign, switch to video. Once you are done filming your video, you can share it right away with your audience.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot a Post?
Instagram does not notify users when someone screenshots their stories or posts unless it is a disappearing video or photo sent in direct messages.
- How do I add music to an Instagram post?
To add music audio to your post, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap “Video”, then “New”.
Step 2: Select the video to add from your library.
Step 3: Tap, “Music” found at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and select “Tracks”.
- How can I see liked posts on Instagram?
To view your liked posts, or the most liked Instagram post:
Step 1: Tap your profile photo found at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, to visit your profile.
Step 2: At the top right of the page, tap your activity.
Step 3: Tap “Interactions, then “Likes”.
Step 4: Tap the video or post you want to view.
- What’s the best time to post on Instagram?
Saturday and Sunday, around 6 am, are the best posting times on Instagram.
- What are the minimum and maximum Instagram post size?
The minimum size of the vertical video dimensions for your Instagram post is 600 x 750. The vertical aspect ratio for Instagram is 4:5, and the maximum file size is 4GB.
- What is an Instagram post template?
You can use a pre-made Instagram template to create a beautiful unique post, or you can create your own customized template.
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