How to loop a video on Instagram

Instagram is your favorite social network, but even if you use it now daily, you are aware of not being able to keep up with all its many functions, which are constantly evolving. In this regard, you are looking for a solution that allows you to publish a video on Instagram, but making sure that the playback continues automatically.

Well, if that’s exactly how things are and you want to know how to loop a video on Instagram , don’t worry: in the next chapters of this tutorial I will provide you with all the useful information regarding the topic in question and, moreover, I will explain, step by step, how to do it, through the use of the various features made available by the well-known photographic social network owned by Facebook.

If, therefore, you are impatient to learn more and you can’t wait to start, sit down comfortably and just take a few minutes of free time, so as to carefully read all the procedures I am about provide you. Put them into practice and you will see that you will succeed easily and quickly in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet? At this point, I just have to wish you a good reading and a lot of fun!


Preliminary information

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Before I explain how to loop a video on Instagram , I need to give you some preliminary information about it.

First of all, you should know that, in the past, videos posted on Instagram did not loop: when you viewed a movie, its playback would automatically stop when it is end. Following some updates, however, the social network has introduced continuous autoplay functionality for videos, so their playback will automatically loop by itself.

This is a natively available feature, you don’t need to do anything to activate it. However, it is good to specify that the continuous automatic playback of videos posted on Instagram is supported only for the publication of these contents in posts and reels , not in Stories.

In fact, in case you were wondering how to put an Instagram video loop in stories , you need to know that this is not possible, in the true sense of the term, since the reproduction of a video published in the stories does not go in loop. In this section of Instagram, however, it is possible to use an alternative solution, that is the boomerang function which, as I will explain in the chapter dedicated to the topic, is useful for creating short videos that go in loop for a certain number of times and then terminate.

Having made the necessary premises, in the following chapters of this guide I will explain in detail how publish a video in loop in the posts and reels of Instagram, so that you can take advantage of the native functionality of the social network that automatically plays the videos endlessly.

How to put loops on Instagram

As anticipated, for put a loop a video on Instagram it must be published in posts or reels , as these sections of the social network automatically support continuous automatic playback of content. Alternatively, you can create a looping video in the stories, using the boomerang feature. You will find all the information on how to proceed in the next chapters.

In the posts

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To loop a video on Instagram in posts you just have to publish the video in this section of the well-known photographic social network.

To do this, first start the Instagram by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device, and log in to your account, if necessary. Once this is done, in the screen relating to your profile, press the (+) button and tap on the Post item, in order to open the editor relating to the publication of the latter .

Now locate, through the Gallery of your device, the video you want to publish, select it by tapping it and then press the Next twice in succession.

At this point, write the accompanying caption for the movie in the relevant text field and then tap the Share button, in order to publish it. Easy, right? In case of doubts or problems, refer to my guide where I will explain in more detail how to publish videos on Instagram.

Nei reels

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You can post a video in loop on Instagram also in the reels, a section of the social network that hosts videos whose maximum duration can be 30 seconds.

To do this, start the app of the photographic social network and, in the section relating to your profile , tap the (+) button, then press the Reel item.

At this point, set the duration of the video (minimum 15 seconds and maximum 30 seconds ) and load the movie, selecting it from your device’s Gallery and tapping on Add . Then if you wish, choose a piece of music to use as background, using the section with the musical note icon.

Once this is done, click on the button with the arrow pointing right , make any changes to the video and, finally, click on the Share button to publish it. To learn more about using this tool, refer to my guide where I tell you about how Instagram Reels works.

In Stories

Boomerang Instagram

Since, as anticipated, it is not It is possible to loop a video on Instagram in the stories , I want to explain how to use an alternative feature which, called Boomerang , allows you to create short videos that they loop for a certain number of times (and then stop).

To use them, after starting the Instagram app on your smartphone , press the (+) button located on the screen relating to your profile and then press the History item to open the relevant editor.

Now, tap on the boomerang item and record the video from the mail re, by pressing on round button located in the center. Having done this, after possibly modifying the story just recorded, using the predefined tools of Instagram , for example the stickers (the square face icon) and the overlay texts ( the Aa symbol ), click on the Your Story button to publish the video.

In case of doubts or problems, or for more information on how to make boomerang videos on Instagram , refer to my guide dedicated more specifically to the topic.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT communicator in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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