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This guide will help you to know how to upload video to IGTV using different devices (iPhone, Mac, Windows).
No matter what size of your video (horizontal, vertical, landscape, or square.) this guide will uncover ways to resize your videos into the IGTV’s standard vertical 9:16 format.
Instagram TV or IGTV is an essential platform using by many social video marketing experts around the world. If you are too thinking to add this video platform in your online marketing strategy then first you need to learn how to use it properly on different devices.
Just for your information, regular users can upload 10 minutes longer videos and verified users can upload and share 60 minutes longer videos on IGTV.
Let’s step into steps right below…
How to Upload Video to IGTV on iPhone from Instagram App or IGTV App?
Well, below steps will also work almost in the same way for android users as well.
First, Install the Instagram or IGTV app on your mobile and login to your Instagram account.
Tap on the IGTV icon in the top right corner. (Update: Instagram has removed the IGTV icon from the top right corner and thus now to access IGTV from Instagram app, you need to click on the search icon and you will find IGTV option in the top left side.)
Now, click on the “+” sign to choose the video from your Camera Roll and press Next.
Once you select the video, it will ask to set a video cover image from different thumbnails that the app has created from your video itself, or you can upload your own cover image from camera roll.
Now the next screen will ask you to add eye catchy title and description for the video. Here on this screen, you will also find several other options like –
IGTV Stories: If you are using this feature for the first time then it will ask you to create new series. Later, all of your videos will appear there.
Previews: When you enable this option, your viewers will see only the initial part of the video and then video will stop and ask to click on “Keep Watching” link to watch full video.
More Places Where Your Video Can Appear: This feature will allow you to make your video content available on your Instagram profiles, feeds, and Facebook page.
Once you make require changes with above mentioned features, you are ready to post your video on IGTV.
How to Upload Videos on Instagram TV from MAC, Windows Computer on the Web?
No matter what operating system you are using on your PC either it would be Macintosh, Windows or iOS…… below steps will help you to upload and share videos on IGTV.
Open your browser and go to Instagram.com
Visit your profile and click on the IGTV icon.
Click on “+” sign, choose video you want to upload on IGTV from your computer.
Now, select cover image for your Instagram video and add appropriate title and description.
Here on desktop, you will find the same features discussed above. Configure them as per your requirements.
You are all set to share and post video on IGTV from your MAC or windows PC.
How to Upload Horizontal, Square, or Landscape Video to IGTV?
Well, IGTV allows only vertical videos and this is what some brands and users don’t like about it.
It’s obvious that no one wants to spend hours on creating and editing videos for just one single platform.
According to some experts, this is one factor which failed Instagram to hit the expected target they have set to achieve with IGTV.
But, still there’s a hope!
If you don’t have time to create videos for IGTV, then you can repurpose already created videos with below steps.
I have found one website known as kapwing.com, it allows you to resize and repurpose your videos for IGTV.
Besides it, it also helps you to add subtitles to Instagram Videos for IGTV and Stories.
So, here are steps to upload Horizontal, Square, Landscape, or YouTube video to IGTV…
Go to Kapwing website and open Kapwing Resizer.
Upload or drag and drop your video from the PC. You can even upload video just by putting a source link. For example; if you are trying to upload YouTube video on IGTV, then provide YouTube video link and tool will download the video. In case, if you are trying to repost an Instagram video, then just tap on the three dot menu and copy the link. Paste that link in the tool.
Once your content load on the editor, choose 9:16 aspect ratio and do necessary changes from the editor in the left side. With this tool, you can even trim your videos to meet the time limits of Instagram videos. For example, Instagram stories allows only 15 seconds long video content.
Preview your changes. Once you are ok with editing, click on the “CREATE” to process your video content. The tool will let you download the vertical 9:16 video for IGTV in few seconds.
Hope you guys found this guide about “How to Upload Video to IGTV” useful. If yes, then don’t forget to share it with newbie social video marketing professionals.