As you know, Instagram is a worldwide famous social network. To stay in trend, apps like this one always try to add more features and to conquer their competition. Not that long ago, Instagram added the IGTV (aka Instagram TV) feature on its app. It is a feature where you can add videos that can be longer than one minute (you cannot do that by adding it regularly, because the video can be only one minute long, and you also cannot do that on Insta Story because there you can upload a fifteen-second video). They found yet another way to make their users creative by letting them upload all kinds of videos!
If you want to join that group of people, and therefore add a longer video to your Instagram profile, we will show you how in this guide. Keep reading.
How to upload it to your profile:
These steps are going to be really easy!
- After you’ve opened the app, the first thing you will need to do is to click on the + button in the middle of your menu. Just like adding a regular post.
- When you click that, as you may already know, you will have the ability to go through your gallery to find the video that you want to upload. So, find a video that is longer than 60 seconds and select it.
- Tap on the Next button. You will be then asked if you want to share your video as a Short or as a Long video. The Short Video option is going to trip your video to exactly 60 seconds and it will upload it regularly. But, because you want and IGTV video, click on the next option, the Long Video option. When you select it, tap on the Continue button.
- The next step is the same as when you are uploading a regular video. You are going to have to choose the cover for your video. So just choose some cool pic form your gallery and click on Next when you finish.
- Now you will be able to choose the description for your video and share it on other social media like Facebook as well.
- When you are done, simply click on Post and that is it!
Note: Have in mind that a small part of this video will appear on your profile. Your followers will need to click on the small icon while watching the video so they could see the whole video on IGTV. Also, these steps are for both Android and IOS devices.
How can you create and IGTV series?
First of all, what is an IGTV series? It is the newest feature that is just the same as watching a TV show on your television.
- You will have to go through the steps that we previously explained in How to upload a video section. So, basically choose a video, and when you get to the Description page write a cool description and a title, and then stop there.
- Somewhere on the screen, you will be able to see the Add to the series button. Click on it.
- The new window will open where you will see an option to Create Your First Series. Tap on that option.
- Once you’ve tapped on that option you will be redirected to the Description window again. So there you just need to type in the Title and the Description of your video. When done, click on next.
- When in a new tab, you will be asked which series you want to add to this video. Since you do not have any previous IGTV series, check the My Series button and click on next.
And you are done!