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How to Post a YouTube Video on Instagram

Besides posting photos and videos shot immediately with portable devices, some users also would like to upload files from other SNS, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to Instagram. Every YouTube video has a share button allowing users to directly put it to other sites/apps, but no Instagram. So, in this article, we will focus on discussing how to share a YouTube video to Instagram.

Step 1: Edit YouTube video for Instagram uploading

Download Winxvideo AI, it's able to download YouTube videos as well as cut, merge, crop, split, convert. You can also add effects, subtitles, texts, tec. More importantly, it offers AI enhancement tools to improve the YouTube video quality for Instagram. Just follow the steps below to edit YouTube videos:

  1. Open up the Winxvideo AI, and drag and drop to import your local YouTube video.
  2. Choose an Instagram-compatible format like MP4 or MOV as the output format.
  3. Select Rotate, Crop, Effects, Watermark, etc. under the selected video.
  4. Click Apply to All.
  5. Browse to set a destination folder if necessary.
  6. Click RUN to convert.
  7. This YouTube video should be available for uploading to Instagram now.
Edit YouTube video for Instagram
Edit YouTube video for Instagram

Step 2: Post YouTube Video to Instagram

  1. Open Instagram app on your device.
  2. You can find a Library button on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap it to select the YouTube video you have transferred just now.
  4. Then post it on Instagram.
Post YouTube video to Instagram
Post YouTube video to Instagram

Tip: If you haven't cut the video to specified length, Instagram's editor can help you crop the video down.

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Bonus: How to Add YouTube Video to iPhone or iPad for Sharing

Instead of iTunes, we would like to recommend WinX MediaTrans, a creative file transfer application for iDevice, to achieve video transfer from computer to iPhone iPad. It offers a pretty simple way to add videos to iPhone iPad and export recorded videos from iPhone iPad to computer for a backup. In addition, it embeds a video converter to convert unsupported video to iPhone iPad compatible format for a smooth playback while auto rotation function can deliver a horizontal full screen playback. It also comes with a Windows version and Mac version.

Download and install the suitable version on your computer. Next, follow the steps below to add YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad.

  1. Plug in iPhone/iPad to computer via USB Cable.
  2. Launch WinX MediaTrans and main interface with function modules will appear after the connection succeeds.
  3. Click Video module to enter video transfer page.
  4. Hit Add Video button to import the YouTube video which you want to upload to Instagram.
  5. Click Sync button to transfer video to iPhone iPad from computer.
Add YouTube Video to iPhone iPad for Uploding to Instagram
Add YouTube Video to iPhone iPad for Uploding to Instagram

Tip: You are only allowed to add video to "Home Video/TV Show/Music Video" category.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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