How To Post Longer Videos On Instagram?

Uploading longer videos on Instagram has its limitations, but here's a super easy way to post videos longer than 3minutes on your IG feed.

Since Instagram removed the IGTV feature, all uploaded videos were converted to Instagram reels. As a result, posting long-format videos have become difficult for users. Therefore, we are here to tell you how to post longer videos on Instagram.

So, currently, private account users on IG can post videos for up to 3 minutes on their feed. But the real question is can you post videos longer than 3 minutes on Instagram? So here’s a hack on how to post longer videos on Instagram.

How To Upload Longer Videos On Instagram?

We already know we can upload videos on Instagram as stories, reels, and posts. However, only verified account users can post videos for up to 60 minutes. Instagram video posts are up to 60 seconds on Instagram stories. Reels are allowed up to 90 seconds. But here’s an interesting take on uploading longer videos on Instagram. Unfortunately, you cannot upload videos longer than the preset time limit. But we have figured out a workaround to post long-form videos on IG. Here’s how you can do it.

1. Post Trimmed Video Carousel On Instagram

InShot video editor

So this is the easiest and most used editing app by private account users on Instagram to post longer videos. You can trim the video before posting it on Instagram. The best recommended third-party app to trim or edit videos on mobile is InShot. Now, edit the video clips in continuation within the necessary time limit per clip. And upload it to your Instagram as multiple video posts. Remember that you can upload up to 10 posts in the carousel.

2. Save Your Insta Live Session

Instagram allows live videos for up to 4 hours. You can save those live videos on your feed as posts for your viewers to watch later. All you have to do is go live on your Instagram, and once you are done, tap on the save icon, and your live videos will be seen on your Instagram feed as long video posts.

3. Upload A Longer Video From Desktop Using Meta Creator Studio

Last but not least. You can post longer videos on Instagram from Meta creator studio. As we all know that Meta owns Instagram, and creator studio is just the right tool for an IG business account. Here’s how you can do this.

  • Go to the creator studio and log in with your Instagram account.
  • Now, click on create a post and then click on IG video.

longer videos on Instagram

  • Next, upload the video you want from your computer’s local files.
  • Once the video is loaded, you can add the description and publish the video.

Meta creator studio to upload Instagram long videos

Once you publish the video on your Instagram, it will be seen as a regular IG post.

We tried uploading longer video (longer thant 60 seconds)from mobile on Instagram but it wasn’t possible. Once we use creator studio to upload the video, it posted seamlessly in few minutes

Now you know all the secret hacks about how to post longer videos on Instagram. Also, if you want to upload a YouTube video on your IG feed, you can share a link or edit it and then post it on your IG feed. Using creator studio is easy to upload long-form videos on your Instagram feed. The only requirement is you need to have a business account on Instagram. Going live on IG can also allow you to post longer videos. If nothing worked, try trimming the video into 10 small videos and post it on your Instagram. Comment below for any inquiry regarding how to upload longer videos on Instagram.