How to post YouTube videos on Instagram

How to post YouTube videos on Instagram

In the past, sharing YouTube videos to Instagram has been a pretty laborious task, jumping through endless hoops to get the video in front of your followers. Downloading the video, editing it, exporting it, sending it to your phone - the list goes on! Sounds like a pain, right? Because it is! You can hardly blame people for not posting them at all.

So, you've just seen a video and you can't help but want to post it to Instagram. You're probably feeling pretty discouraged now. 

Well, not to worry - you're in luck! Now there is a super easy way to post youtube videos to your Instagram account in a matter of a few clicks. Here is a step by step guide:

1. Paste the link to the youtube video into the YouTube to Instagram tool

Simply paste your link into the box and click "Let's go!".

2. Choose a section of the video to post

One thing to keep in mind is that Instagram only allows videos up to one minute long to be posted. So the second step in the process is to select which segment of the video you would like to post. 

Luckily, YT to IG makes this super easy to do. Use the two buttons on the bar underneath the video to select the start and end point of your video. The time-code below the button will help you to be precise in choosing exactly which second you need. A preview will also start to play as you select the section so you can see what you will be posting.

Click the green "Next" button and your video will be trimmed down.

3. Preview your video

You're nearly there! Now you can preview your video to see what it will look like when you post to Instagram.

Click the green "Continue" button if you are happy.

4. Download your video

Your video will be sent to you via email so you can download it on your phone. Now all you need to do is open the Instagram app and post your video - and that's it!