On the advice of your friends, you downloaded the Instagram app on your smartphone and, after creating an account, you started posting your first shots. Although you are not very knowledgeable in technology, you are finding yourself quite well. Now, however, you have discovered that the famous social network owned by Facebook also allows you to post videos and you would like to know more.
How you say? Is this exactly the case? In this case, if you give me just a few minutes of free time, I can show you, in detail, how to share videos on Instagram : believe me, it’s much simpler than you can imagine. In the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will explain how to publish a movie on the famous social network in all the sections where it is possible to do so: the stories , the posts , i Reels and IGTV .
So? How about we get to work immediately? Yes? Great! I therefore suggest that you sit down comfortably and read carefully what I am about to explain. You will see that, by following my instructions, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. At this point, I just have to wish you a good reading and a lot of fun!
How to share videos on Instagram
As anticipated, in the next chapters of this tutorial, I will explain how to share videos on Instagram in all sections of the well-known social network where it is possible to do so. So read on to find out more. I assure you it’s much easier than you think.
Share videos on Instagram in the feed
To get started, I want to explain how to share videos on Instagram in the feed of your profile. Then start the Instagram app on your device and log into your account if necessary.
Now, click on the (+) button, then, if you want to publish a video that you have already recorded and which is saved in the Gallery of your device, click on Library located at the bottom left, in order to select the movie of your interest. Once this is done, tap on the words Next , at the top right.
If, on the other hand, you want to shoot a video at the moment directly from the Instagram app, press on the Video item located in the lower right corner, then press and continue to hold the round button located in the center, to start recording the movie.
Once the recording is complete, click on the Next button located at the top right and, after possibly modifying the video by applying filters and cuts , press Next again. At this point, type the caption accompanying the movie and, finally, press the Share button located at the top right.
If you have any doubts or problems, please refer to my tutorial on how to post on Instagram.
Share video on Instagram via Direct
to share, in the direct messages of the social network, a video not present on Instagram? In this case, you must first access the private messages section by pressing the airplane icon located at the top right of the photo social network home screen.
Now, locate the user to send a message to and tap on his name , to view the dedicated private conversation. At this point, if you want to send a video present in the Gallery of your smartphone, press on the symbol of the gallery , in order to locate and select it. Finally, click on the Send button.
If, on the other hand, you want to record a video on the spot, click on the button with the camera icon, in the lower left corner, and hold down the round button , to start recording.
Finally, customize the options for whether to play the movie again ( view once , allow to play again or keep in chat ) and press the Send button to send it.
In case of doubt or problems, refer to my tutorial where I tell you about how to chat on Instagram.
How to share videos on Instagram stories
If, on the other hand, you are interested in sharing videos in Instagram stories, you must first access the appropriate section, with a swipe from left to right in the main Instagram screen.
Once this is done, select the recording mode ( Boomerang , Superzoom , Rewind or Without holding down ), using the appropriate items located in the side menu. Then choose whether to use the rear or front camera of the device by pressing the symbol with the two arrows located at the bottom right and decide whether or not to enable the flash, by pressing the button of the lightning located at the top. You can also choose to add filters and effects to the video by scrolling the round icons located at the bottom.
When you are ready to record, press and continue to hold (except if you have enabled the Without holding function) the white circular button in the lower center, to start the recording, and release it, to stop it.
Once this is done, use the buttons located at the top on the right in the new screen that is shown to you to add stickers to the movie (GIF, hashtag, questions or music, for example), to mute or unmute the sound (the speaker symbol) , or to add some text ( Aa ).
Finally, click on the button Your story located at the bottom left, to share the video in the s stories of the well-known photographic social network. If you have any doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial where I explain in more detail how Instagram stories work.
Share video in direct
As you surely already know, it is It is also possible to share videos on Instagram live and the steps you need to take to do so are not complex at all.
In the screenshot main Instagram , then press the camera icon located at the top left and, in the menu that is shown to you, select the option Live , swiping to the right.
Now, press the round button in the center and wait for the live to start. By default, the camera used is the rear one, but you can enable the front one by tapping the two arrows symbol located at the bottom right.
During the live broadcast, you can answer users’ questions via the button with the (?) icon or, for example, by pressing the camera icon , you can add up to 3 people and allow them to participate in your live broadcast.
To stop live, press on icon (X) located at the top right and then on the item End now . Next, choose whether to share the video on IGTV ( Share on IGTV) , whether to save it in the memory of your device ( Download the video ) or whether to delete it ( Delete the video ).
If you have any doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial where I tell you how to do live on Instagram.
Share Instagram TV video
On Instagram it is possible to share videos longer than one minute, posting them on IGTV : a ‘ special section of the well-known photographic social network where you can upload vertical videos.
To proceed, first press the (+)
Now, select the movie of your interest and tap the Next button. Then, customize the cover, by selecting a specific frame or pressing the Add from the photo roll item, to load a customized one, and press the Next button.
At this point, also customize the title and the description , as well as the preview and the profile cover . Then, choose whether to make the content visible on Facebook by moving the appropriate lever to ON . At the end of the customizations, click on the Publish button, to share it.
In case of doubts or problems, or to more information about the operation of IGTV , refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.
Share video on Instagram in the Reels
I Reels of Instagram are another type of vertical videos that, characterized by a maximum duration of 30 seconds, can be composed of several sequences, as well as music, filters, writings and effects in time real.
To publish videos in this section of the photographic social network, first click on the (+) button located in the top right corner of the app main screen. Then, in the menu that is shown to you, tap the Reel button.
At this point, start customizing recording the movie by choosing its duration, and adding, for example, music (the musical note icon ) or effects (the smiley icon ). Then, when you are ready to record, press the round button located at the bottom and tap it again, to stop it at any time, in order to record more sequences.
At the end of the creation of the movie, press the arrow icon twice consecutively, and finally tap the Share button. In case of doubts or problems, or for more information regarding this Instagram feature, refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.
How to share video on Instagram from YouTube
Since it is not possible to natively share videos on Instagram from YouTube , to do this you must use the screen recording tool of your Android device or iPhone .
Therefore, if you use Android enable this feature, if available ( or use a third-party app), using the combination of the Power key + volume key (+) . On iOS / iPad , on the other hand, it calls up the appropriate native screen recording feature (the recording icon ) via the Control Center (accessible on iPhones with Face ID swipe down from the top right corner of the screen and on iPhones with Home button swipe from bottom to top).
For more information on how to record the screen on Android and iOS / iPadOS , read my guide dedicated to the subject.
Once you have the video, you can share it on Instagram in the section of your interest: therefore, refer to the previous chapters to do this. If you have any doubts or problems, also read my tutorial on how to share YouTube videos on Instagram, to learn more.
Share video on Instagram from PC
As regards, however, the possibility of sharing videos on Instagram from PC , the main possibility at your disposal concerns the use of the Creator studio of Facebook tool, available for corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page.
Through the appropriate official website, in fact, you can press the Create button Post , in order to post a video in the Instagram Feed or on IGTV .
Therefore, after selecting the movie of your interest and customizing the settings for the title ng> and the caption , in addition to the possibility of sharing the video in question on your Facebook page , click on the Publish button to share it.
In case of doubts or problems, or for more information on the topic in question, please refer to my guide on how to share a post by Facebook on Instagram.
Alternatively, you can consider the possibility of using Android emulators, such as BlueStacks), through which you can download the Instagram app for Android on PC and then use the social network from your computer.
For more information about it, refer to my tutorial where I tell you more in detail about how to post videos on Instagram from PC.
How to share videos on Instagram of other users
In this case, after having obtained permission, you must use third-party tools (for example the Download Gram website) or you must record the screen of your device to obtain the content in question and, therefore, be able to republish it later.
For more information on this, read my tutorial on how to download videos from Instagram.
Alternatively, you can, more simply, re-share the video using the special button made available by Instagram (the airplane icon ) which, located in correspondence with all the contents on Instagram , allows you to share the video in some sections of the social network, such as in stories or in private messages .
In case of doubts or problems, as well as for more information about it, please refer to my tutorial on how to repost videos on Instagram.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer 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 Aranzulla.it, 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