What are the video upload requirements for IGTV?

Video Length

Videos must be between 15 seconds and 10 minutes long.

Note: Larger accounts and verified accounts can upload videos up to 60 minutes long, but they must be uploaded from a computer.

Video File Type

Videos must be in MP4 file format.

Video Resolution and Size

  • Videos should be vertical (not landscape) with an aspect ratio of 9:16.
  • Videos should have a minimum frame rate of 30 FPS (frames per second) and minimum resolution of 720 pixels.
  • The maximum file size for videos that are 10 minutes or less is 650MB. The maximum file size for videos up to 60 minutes is 3.6GB.

Video Content

We want to create the best possible experience for everyone on Instagram. That means videos that don't follow our Community Guidelines may be removed from Instagram. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, you can report it.

Cover Photo Size

The recommended size for cover photos is 420px by 654px (or 1:1.55 ratio). Right now, you can't edit your cover photo after you've uploaded it.

Learn how to upload a video to IGTV.

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