How to post a YouTube video on Instagram

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YouTube is very popular and attracts billions of hours of viewing daily, whereas Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks. So, if you post videos on YouTube, a great way to promote them is to post them on Instagram, which gets thousands of new users daily.

You can share a clip as a post or a story to let your audience know about your new video and then attach it with a link to the video. If you have been on YouTube for a long time but just started an Instagram account, you can create a mash-up to show the audience what type of content you offer. Creating a video just for Instagram can be an extra hassle if you mainly focus on YouTube. Even sharing a video from the latter to the former isn’t an easy task, but here’s how you can do it quickly and easily.

Using Tube 2 Gram

With no direct feature to share the video from YouTube to Instagram, some sites are available that help you do it, and one of the easiest ones to use is this. This site makes a direct connection between these two apps and is fast. To do this, you first have to copy the URL and select the section you want to post on Instagram. After that, download it and save it on your computer. Share it on your mobile device and post it on Instagram as a post or a story.

Downloading and conversion

If you want to share the video but don’t want to use any site to do it or want it to be more personalized, you can use this method which involves three steps. The steps below will be listed in detail to help you complete your task.

First – Downloading

The first step is to download the video so you can clip or edit it. You can download the video on your personal computer or Android/iOS device. To download the video on your computer, you can use any of the websites available for this purpose. After you have chosen this, paste the URL and click on download. Remember to select the MP4 file format before you download it. Otherwise, the file won’t be compatible with posting on Instagram.

There are two ways to get the video on your mobile: either you can connect it to your computer via USB cable and transfer it or directly download the video on it. Downloading the video on your iPhone is not a simple task and involves several steps.

The first is to get an app called Documents 6 and then open it, get the video link you want, and paste it there. After downloading the file, pull it up and go to the photos option in the list of folders. Downloading a video on an Android device is relatively more straightforward. You have to download an app to do it, and the video will be on your device.

Second – Editing and converting.

Before you post a video on Instagram, you have to ensure the file is in a compatible format. You can shorten the video, and if you want to edit it, you can use any video-editing app. The video can be up to 1080 pixels, and the ratio can be either 1:1 or 4:5.

Third – Uploading the video.

This is the final and, by far, the simplest step. Go to the app and select the video from your gallery, and from here on, it will be just like anything else you upload on Instagram. Then you can add filters, captions, locations, and hashtags.

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