How do I share a video on Instagram?
There is now one way to share a video as a post on Instagram. To record and edit short video clips instead, learn how to record a reel instead.
To upload a video or record a new one:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap at the top.
    • To upload a video from your phone's library, select the video you'd like to share.
    • To record a video, tap above your phone's library. Tap and hold to start recording, and lift your finger to stop. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras.
  2. Tap Next in the top right.
  3. To edit your video:
    • Select a filter at the bottom. Swipe left on the filters to see more.
    • Tap Trim at the bottom and use the sliders to change the start and end points of your video.
  4. Tap Next in the top right. From here you can:
  5. When you're done, tap Share at the bottom.
Advanced Settings
After completing steps 1-4 above, tap Advanced Settings at the bottom to edit more settings for your post.
  • Tap Edit Preview to adjust how your video’s preview shows up your profile grid and feed (you’ll only have this option if your video is 9:16. If your video is not 16:9, it will show in full.) Previews will automatically be the first 60 seconds of your video. Tap Save in the top right.
  • Tap Edit Profile Cover to adjust how your video’s cover image shows up on your profile grid. Tap Save in the top right.
  • Tap next to Turn off commenting to turn off comments on your post.
  • Tap next to Auto-Generate Captions to turn on captions for your video.
  • Tap next to Share your posts to Facebook to automatically share all of your future posts on Instagram to your Facebook account. You’ll need to have your Instagram and Facebook accounts set up in Accounts Center.
Instagram TV app
  1. Tap in the top right.
    • To upload a video from your phone’s library, tap the square in the bottom left to choose the video you want to upload.
    • To record a video, tap to start recording. Tap again to stop recording.
  2. Follow steps 2 - 5 above.
Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap at the bottom.
    • To upload a video from your phone's library, select the video you'd like to share.
    • To record a video, tap and hold then lift your finger to stop. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras.
  2. Tap Next to tag people or add a location.
  3. Tap Share.
Keep in mind that the maximum video length is 60 seconds. Once you've recorded or uploaded a video, you can apply a filter, add a caption and add your location before sharing.
Instagram.com on a computer
  1. Click at the top.
  2. Click Select From Computer and choose a video, or drag and drop a video file.
  3. Select the size of your video. Click and drag your video to adjust how your video’s preview shows up your profile grid and feed, then click Next in the bottom right.
  4. To add a cover image, click and slide the image at the top or click Select From Computer to select a photo from your computer.
  5. Click Next in the bottom right. From here you can:
    • Write a caption.
    • Add your location.
    • Click Accessibility to write alternative text and click next to Auto-Generate Captions to turn on captions for your video.
    • Click Advanced Settings and click next to Turn Off Commenting to turn off comments on your post.
  6. When you're done, tap Share at the bottom.
Where will my video appear on Instagram?
When you share a video on Instagram, a preview of it (the first 60 seconds of your video) will appear in Feed. Once the preview is finished, the video pauses and viewers will need to tap Keep Watching to continue watching the full video. The full video will be visible from Feed, your profile grid, your profile’s video tab and on the Instagram TV app.
If you share a preview of your video:
  • Tapping videos in the bottom left open the full video and allows you to keep watching from where you left off in your feed or on your profile.
  • Tapping volume off in the bottom right of the video or pressing the volume buttons on your device will turn the sound on.
  • Removing the preview from your profile grid won't affect the availability of the video.
  • Previews will show a 4:5 center crop of your video.
Learn more about video upload requirements on Instagram.
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