How to Post a YouTube Video on Instagram

Ever wondered how you could share your favorite youtube videos on your Instagram profile? The direct feature of sharing a Youtube video still doesn’t exist which may seem like a huge bummer. But, there are other ways of sharing a Youtube video.

Youtube started on its journey back in 2005. It did not gain much recognition at first as it was not the first video sharing site on the Internet. But eventually, Youtube gained much more recognition from its competitor, Vimeo. Youtube currently has 2 billion users. That’s almost one-third of the total population, amazing right? The viewing hours per day is over a billion! Can you imagine how fast a video can be reached to everyone through Youtube? 

That being said, there’s no doubt that youtube is now the most popular media for content streaming. Almost everyone watches Youtube. Now, you might be wondering what effect it would create if you share a Youtube video on your Instagram. In short, sharing a Youtube video on your Instagram can boost up engagement on your account. Apart from this, there are a few more reasons, some of them have been mentioned below.

Creating promo videos

You can cut clips from your favorite video and create a promo or teaser trailer. If you are a blogger or an influencer, then you can promote certain brand trailers in this way. This method is the best way to increase your follower list. High-end brands these days prefer bloggers to promote their promos in their blog account. Because it increases the views of that video to a great extent.

Trendy video edits of old videos

If you are fond of your own videos then you can cut small clips from all of them and make a mash-up video. A token of appreciation for your old videos could boost up your follower count.

The main way to increase your audience is to create interactive content. The better your content is, the bigger your client base will be. Video edits by taking short clips of your previous videos can hint at a sense of nostalgia in all of your audience. In this way, the engagement of your page will increase more.  

Diverting Traffic

By sharing Youtube links on Instagram, it can play a huge role in upgrading the ranking of Youtube. The number of views will increase massively if a Youtube link is shared on Instagram. It’s mainly because the audience on Instagram becomes more inclined towards watching a certain video when it’s their favorite blogger sharing it.

Brand Promotion

Sharing Youtube videos on Instagram is an effective way of brand promotion. As a blogger, you can also earn more reputation by promoting a renowned brand. The main purpose of brand promotion is to increase more engagement on their brand page. If a blogger shares their brand promo on their Instagram, engagement on that brand page will completely skyrocket. Besides this, the views of the Youtube video will also increase.  

How to post a YouTube video on Instagram
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How to post a YouTube video on Instagram

Despite Instagram not having a feature of sharing Youtube videos, we are here to solve this problem. We have an elaborate step by step guide for you in-store. Here you go!

1.  Download the Youtube Video

There are a lot of Youtube video downloaders these days. But out of all of them, there are a few that are effective. For an iPhone user, we would recommend Video Get. This app is very easy to use. If you have an Android phone, then there are multiple downloaders that are popular. For instance, Youtube Go, Videoder, TubeMate, and KeepVid. Out of them, the best youtube downloader for android is KeepVid.

Now, let’s get back to downloading the video. Firstly, we are gonna start with Video Get. The interface is pretty simple and you can easily operate it. Short and simple steps are given below to guide you through it.

  • First, open the app and press “File”. A pop-up option will appear and choose the download browser.
  • After this, a browser box will appear. Type the URL of your youtube video there.
  • Then after clicking on the file that needs to be downloaded, a pop-up will appear again. Choose “Download”.

Here you go, you’re good to go. Your favorite video will start downloading shortly after pressing download. It really is as simple as that. But there are a few things that need to be done before posting it on Instagram.

This step by step guide was for Apple users. Don’t worry, fellow Android users. Here’s a simple guide for you guys as well.

  • Download the Keepvid APK and install the app.
  • Go to Youtube and copy the link to your favorite video.
  • After copying the link, go back to Keepvid. The app will automatically detect the URL.
  • A pop up will appear asking whether the video needs to be downloaded or not. You will be redirected to youtube again and a download button will appear on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Press on the download button again and a pop up will appear. Choose the video quality it has to be downloaded in.
  • Voila! Your video will start downloading and you can check the progress in the download tab.

Apart from these Youtube downloaders, there are other downloaders with unique features that we would like to suggest. A few of them have been described below along with their features.

  • Y2mate: This converter is also a simple copy-paste URL downloader. But the best feature that makes this converter stand out the most is that it allows the video to be downloaded from 144p to 1048p.
  • Videoder: This application is available for both Android and Windows. The android version can download from over 50 sites and the windows version can download from over 1000 websites. Best of all, Videoder can download 4K videos effortlessly.
  • SnapTube: Snaptube is also a video downloader that can download Youtube videos in various resolutions. Different formats can also be chosen. It also supports formats like M4A, MP4, and MP3.
  • Airy: Just like Snaptube and Videoder, Airy is a very easy application to use. It supports different formats like MP4, FLV, 3GP, MP3. This software can also be integrated with different web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. This integration has enabled users to download and save videos whenever they want directly from the web browser. 

2.  Polish Your Youtube video for posting 

If you’ve reached this part of the article, then kudos to you. Because you’re almost done with your journey. Downloading your favorite video is not the only thing that needs to be done. Besides downloading it, you need to edit the video before posting it.

Instagram has a certain ratio policy which is 1:1. So, resizing your video is a must. Previously for posting a video, the video had to be 30 to 60 seconds long. But now, there’s a feature called Ig TV which enables users to post full videos. You can also opt for a shorter video. In that case, try to concise the video and keep the important bits. Lengthy videos can be shortened using a video editor. You can also add templates, background music, and texts of different fonts on your video. Just don’t make it generic or cliche because that will bore your audience. You need to edit your videos in such an appealing way that your account gets more engagement.

As someone who has just stepped into the world of blogging on Instagram, editing a Youtube video might seem daunting. But there are a lot of video editors which are easy to operate and are extremely multifunctional. We have narrowed down a few popular video editors like Filmora, Biteable, FlexClip, Imovie, etc.

Let’s start with Flimora, shall we?

  • Before getting into video editing, save the video on your device from Video Get. There is a share icon on the bottom right. Press on “Save to Camera Roll”. After that, check your gallery to see whether the video has been saved or not.
  • After saving your video go to FilmoraGo. FilmoraGo is a pretty easy app to operate. Firstly add the media files that you want to edit.
  • There are numerous themes to choose from in FilmoraGo. You can add effects and background music to your video. It also has the ratio adjustment setting that sets the perfect ratio for Instagram.
  • After you’re done with editing your video, you can directly share it on your social media accounts through FilmoraGo.

For iPhone users, there is another notable app called “Imovie”. Everyone should have this downloaded for its flexible usage and simple interface. You can easily edit your videos, be it for a commercial promo or a friend’s birthday video. There are hundreds of effects to choose from and this app does not have any limitations. So, we would also suggest Imovie as a good video editor.

Last but not least we have, Biteable. Biteable is a multifunctional application that can be used for various sectors of video editing. For instance, Advertising, sales, book trailers, marketing, and whatnot.  Besides these sectors, Biteable can motion graphics, animation, intro and outro videos, etc, making it an excellent pick for almost everyone. So, you can understand why we’ve chosen this video editor as our top pick right?

Apart from all of these, Biteable is a pretty simple application as well in case of usage. There are hundreds of templates to choose from for your required video. The Instagram layout can automatically be selected through Biteable. A person with no prior experience in video editing can easily create interactive videos through Biteable. 

You are now at the end of your journey. After editing the video, you are almost done with posting your favorite youtube video. Now to share it on your Instagram, log into your account first. Press on the “new post” button and select your desired video. Select the filer you like and write a chic caption or add hashtags. Then, you’re good to go!

Is it legal to post Youtube videos on Instagram?  

You can get into big trouble by illegally downloading a video and posting it as your own. The video may be removed or you could face copyright issues. Besides this, stealing someone else’s content is never a wise idea.

If you are planning on posting a Youtube video on your account, make sure that you have the permission of the artist. If the content creator is fine with you posting his video on Instagram, then you’re good to go.

Otherwise do not post a youtube video without prior permission. Even if you do, make sure to give credits to the original artist or content creator of that video. 

Bottom Line

You are at the end of the article and you’ve followed every step properly then kudos to you. Because you have successfully shared your Youtube video on your Instagram page. That wasn’t too hard, was it?

Sharing Youtube videos on Instagram can put on a huge influence on your Instagram profile. Your follower count will completely skyrocket. Besides that, the video will also get more views on Youtube. Most bloggers and influencers and bloggers these days share Youtube videos on instagram, directly on their profiles. Now you know the reason. As a blogger, what matters the most is follower engagement. And sharing Youtube videos on Instagram sure is a great way to boost engagement. There are tons of methods of sharing a Youtube video on Instagram. But we can assure you that our method is the most ethical and effective. Out of a lot of Youtube downloaders and video editors, we have narrowed down to a few. They are multifunctional and easy to use. Hopefully, after reading this article, you can share your very own Youtube video on your Instagram.

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