How do I upload a video to IGTV?

To upload a video to IGTV, you first need to create a channel.

To upload a video to IGTV:

From the Instagram app or IGTV app:

  1. Tap in the top right of Feed, or open the IGTV app.
  2. To view your channel, tap your profile photo.
  3. Tap and choose a video, then tap Next.
  4. Add a title and description. You can also choose to share a preview of your video to Instagram Feed and your profile or share your video to a Facebook Page.
  5. Tap Post.

On the web at Instagram.com:

  1. From a computer, open your web browser and go to Instagram.com.
  2. Go to your profile and click IGTV.
  3. Click Upload.
  4. Click and choose a video, or drag and drop a video file.
  5. Add a title and description. You can also choose to share a preview of your video to Instagram Feed and your profile or share your video to a Facebook Page.
  6. Click Post.

Sharing a preview of your IGTV video to Feed and your profile

When you share a video to Feed and your profile, it appears as a preview, which is the first section of your video. Once the preview is finished, the video pauses, and viewers will need to tap Keep Watching to continue watching the full video. Keep in mind that if you share a preview of your IGTV video to Feed and your profile:

  • Tapping the video on your profile opens a preview of your IGTV video with a link to the full video.
  • Tapping the video in Feed will turn sound on and off.
  • Tapping the link will open the full IGTV video and allow you to keep watching from where you left off in Feed.
  • Removing the preview from your profile and from Feed won't affect the availability of the video on IGTV.
  • Previews will show a 4:5 center crop of your IGTV video.

Learn more about video upload requirements for IGTV.

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