How do you select and post IGTV on Instagram Feed?

August 31, 2020

Unlike YouTube, IGTV is a mobile-optimized service for viewing long-form videos. It’s mainly meant for users to upload their videos via their smartphones. The vertical video channel is accessible from Instagram. So, if you want to know how to post IGTV on Instagram Feed, read this post!

How to post IGTV on Instagram Feed on an iPhone

IGTV video experience is different from your typical video experience since it shows no commercials. To get started and post IGTV on Instagram Feed, follow the instructions given below!

  1. Tap the ‘+’ icon at the bottom.
  2. Choose the video to upload.
  3. Tap Next.
  4. Select Long Video to share a video
  5. Tap Add from Camera Roll.
  6. Add a description.
  7. Hit the Preview button.
  8. Tap Post to post the video.

IGTV is designed for use on smartphones. So, it doesn’t push users to move their phones into a horizontal position for viewing.


How to post IGTV on Instagram Feed?

To upload a video to IGTV from the Instagram app, launch the app on your iPhone.

Instagram Create Icon
Instagram Create Icon

Tap the + icon visible in the upper-right corner of the app screen.

Select a video to upload. For long videos that are at least 60 seconds long, select the Long Video. Videos shorter than 60 seconds can also be shared with your feed and profile by selecting Short Video > Continue button.

Here, you can tap and slide the image at the bottom of the screen to select a cover image or select the ‘Add from Camera Roll’ option, if you are using an iPhone. Android users must select ‘Add from Gallery’.

Upload IGTV Video
Upload IGTV Video

Then, tap the Add button.

Share To Feed
Share To Feed

Give your video a title and add a short description.

Now, if you’d like to share your video with an IGTV series, tap the Share button at the bottom. For users, creating the series for the first time, it’s advisable to create a series name first.

When done, post a preview of your video to Feed and your profile or share your video to a Facebook Page, then tap Post.

How to share IGTV video to Facebook after posting?

Share To Other App Option
Share To Other App Option

You get options to post the video directly to your social networking accounts like Facebook and Tumblr when you tap the menu button in the upper-right corner of the video window.

How long does it take for IGTV to upload?

It depends on your Internet connection speed and the length of the video. Longer the video and the slower the internet connection speed, the more time required for the video to upload successfully!

How long can IGTV videos be?

Longer form videos are IGTV's specialty. So, the videos can extend up to an hour in length. However, only verified users can create one-hour videos. Also, videos must be in the MP4 file format.

Please note - Instagram no more allows you to post IGTV videos on Instagram Feeds. Instead, you can create Instagram Reels.

Also, read - How to hide comments on Instagram from some followers.

Source - Instagram


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