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How to put long videos on Instagram

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How to put long videos on Instagram: Since you joined Instagram, you publish videos every day to tell about your day. However, you believe that the parameters imposed by the social network for the publication of videos are too limiting and, therefore, you would like to know how to publish videos of greater length, so as not to restrict your creativity.

How do you say? That’s how things are and, therefore, you ask yourself how to put long videos on instagram? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you. In the next chapters, in fact, I will provide you with all the useful information relating to the possibilities available to you, to publish longer videos on Instagram. Furthermore, consequently, I will explain, step by step, how to upload them to all the sections of the social network where it is possible to do so.

So, can you know what are you waiting for? Make yourself comfortable, follow the instructions I am about to give you step by step: you will see that, at the end of this reading, Instagram will have no more secrets for you. At this point, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary information

Before explaining to you how to put long videos on instagramI must provide you with some preliminary useful information in this regard.

In fact, you must know that on Instagram it is possible to upload long videos directly using the specific native features of the social network, which allow you to publish long videos in the Storiesbut also in Post and in the section Instagram Reels.

Going into more detail, the stories can have a maximum duration of 60 seconds each, but you can upload a longer video, as this is automatically split by Instagram into more stories.

As for the Poston the other hand, videos with a maximum duration of 60 minutes. Finally, on Instagram Reelsvideos can be up to 60 seconds.

Therefore, follow the instructions I am about to give you in the next chapters and you will succeed in publishing the video of your interest on Instagram in the various sections of the social network.

How to put long videos on Instagram Stories

How to upload videos to Instagram Stories

For put long videos on Instagram Stories all you have to do is load the video normally from the editor stories Instagram as, as mentioned, the social network will automatically divide it into multiple stories of 60 seconds each.

Therefore, to get started, launch the Instagram app, log into your account if necessary and hit the button (+) located in the upper right corner. Then tap on the item Historypresses the icon multimedia gallery and tap on the video to import, choosing it from the memory of your device.

This done, in the case of a video longer than 60 seconds this will be automatically cropped from Instagram and split into multiple stories. At this point, press the button Forward and finally, tap the button Shareto post the video in Instagram Stories.

In case of doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial where I explain how to create Instagram stories.

How to put long videos on Instagram in Posts

Instagram video iphone

Alternatively, you can put long videos on Instagram directly in the Postas in the section Video of the social network (the icon with the symbol⏵) which is dedicated to the publication of vertical or horizontal videos, the films can last maximum 60 minutes.

To post videos in this section, you can directly act on the Instagram for Android (also downloadable from alternative stores) e iOS or you can proceed from PCthrough Instagram official site or his application for Windows 10 and later.

In the first case, to proceed from smartphonestart the multimedia social network app, log in to your account, if you have not already done so and press the button (+) located at the top. Then tap the button Postchoose the video of your interest from the gallery and press the button Forward.

Now, customize the details of the movie by changing the cover and adding title And Description. Finally, click on the button Post to IGTV.

If you intend to proceed from PCinstead, linked to Instagram from Web or via the app for Windows 10 (or later) and press on button (+) at the top right, to import the movie.

At this point, upload the video you want to publish, add the details of the same, modifying the cover and adding the title and the Description. Finally, click on the button Publish to publish it in the section Post and in the one called Video.

How to put long videos on Instagram Reels

How to upload videos to Instagram Reels

If you want to post a video from max 60 seconds accompanied by music you can use the section Reel of Instagram usable through the social network app for Android And iOS.

To get started, start the Instagramlog in to your account, if necessary, and press the button (+); then tap on the item Reelto open the editor dedicated to creating these videos.

Now, press the button several times 15 located on the left, to set the publication of a maximum video 60 seconds. At this point, import the video to publish, choosing it from the memory of your device and pressing the button add.

Once this is done, customize the creation of the Reel adding music (the musical note) and effects (the spark). Then press the buttons Preview And Forwardwrite one caption for the video to post and, when done, press the button Shareto publish it in the section Reel of Instagram, visible on your Profile.

In case of doubts or problems or for more information about it, read my tutorial in which I explain how Instagram Reel works.

Video trimming app for Instagram

Video trimming app for Instagram

As an alternative to the solutions listed above, to put long videos on Instagram you can use third-party apps through which to crop the videos, so that they can adapt to the time limits established by the social network, as explained in the previous chapter.

To do this, you can use video cropping apps for Android And iOS / iPadOS: below you will find some examples that may be useful to you.

Story Cutter for Instagram (Android)

Story Cutter for Instagram (Android)

A solution for Android that I recommend you use, to cut a video, is Story Cutter for Instagram: a freemium app that allows you to cut videos into clips from 10 secondsuseful for publication in stories of Instagram. The cost of the paid version, which allows you to choose a different cut to apply to each video, is € 3.99 one-off.

After installing and starting Story Cutter on your device, then start the app and press the button Record to record a video on the spot, or press the button Gallery to use a video that you have already saved in your device’s gallery.

At this point, as soon as you have recorded or selected the video of your interest, select the cut to apply to it (the only one available for the free version is that of 10 seconds) and presses the button Select.

As soon as the video processing procedure is completed, press the button View Story that appears on the screen, in order to see the final result: if you are satisfied with it, close the preview, swiping from top to bottom and proceed to load the various “clips” of the movie that you divided with Story Cutter on Instagram.

iMovie (iOS / iPadOS)


You use a iPhone? If so, you can split the video to upload to Instagram into multiple parts using iMoviethe video editing application included “standard” on iOS (as well as on iPadOS And macOS).

After starting iMovie on your device, press the button (+) Create Projecttap on the item Moviechoose the video you want to split into several parts and select the item Create movie (down).

Now, tap the timelinepresses onscissors icon and uses the slider to split the video into multiple clips. When you are satisfied with the result, press the button endclick on the icon sharing and tap on the item Save video to save the clips locally, in order to post them on Instagram.