Video upload requirements on Instagram
Video Resolution and Size
  • You can upload a video with an aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 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 go against 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.
Video Quality
You can chose to always upload videos at the highest quality. Note that it make take longer to upload videos.
  1. In the bottom right, tap profile or your profile picture to go to your profile.
  2. Tap more options in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Data usage.
  4. Next to Upload at highest quality, tap switch off to toggle on.
Additional technical details
The requirements listed above should work for most people who are posting a video to Instagram. However, if you need more technical detail to help you upload, please follow the requirements listed below.
Video codec
  • Progressive scan (no interlacing).
  • High profile.
  • 2 consecutive B frames.
  • Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
  • CABAC.
  • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0.
Audio codec
  • Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1.
  • Sample rate 96khz or 48khz.
Cover photo file format
  • png or jpg.
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