4 Ways To Post YouTube Videos to Instagram on iPhone or Android

2019-05-07 23:26:07 / Posted by Rosa Reyes to YouTube Follow @ Rosa

We get it. You made an amazing video and uploaded it to YouTube, but now you also need to post your YouTube video on Instagram to get more shares. However, Instagram doesn't allow you to add a YouTube URL directly to an Instagram post.

To make things easier, we here collect 4 quick ways to post YouTube videos on Instagram, by using the best YouTube to Instagram tool/app or online free services. And these methods apply to sharing YouTube videos to Instagram both on iPhone/iPad and Android.

What is Instagram Supported Video Format?

Before posting youtube videos on Instagram, we’ll like to let you know the video format and video requirement for Instagram.

Video length: 3 secs - 60 secs.

Video Resolution: Maximum 1920 x 1080.

Preferred Video Format: MP4 and MOV. (with H.264 Codec & AAC audio, 3,500 kbps video bitrate) If your video is not encoded with H.264, you can use Instagram video converter to convert your video to Instagram video format.

Frame Rate: 30fps or below

Maximum Dimensions: 1080px Wide

Playback Length: Maximum of 60 seconds

Filesize Limit: 15MB max. (If your video is larger than 15MB, you can also compress the video file size with Instagram video converter. )

#1. Use the Best YouTube to Instagram Downloader&Converter

The most reliable way to post YouTube video on Instagram is using a professional tool to download and convert YouTube videos for sharing on Instagram. Though such a tool is available for both computer and mobile phone users, there are more choices out there for computer users. And the truth is, most of our users give much more credits to YouTube to Instagram tools for Mac or PC, due to the high success rate, due to convenience of large screen and fast speed as well.

For Mac Users

If you are using a Mac, the best tool to download, convert and compress YouTube videos for Instagram sharing is Cisdem Video Converter for Mac. It is the all in one tool that supports downloading videos from YouTube and 1000+ other sites, it can compress HD videos to Instagram format while at the same time keep the best quality.

How to Post YouTube Videos to Instagram with Cisdem?

Step 1Download and install the program on your Mac. 
Step 2Go to Download interface, copy and paste the YouTube video URL to the program.

Step 3Edit and compress YouTube videos to meet Instagram’s requirements.

As Instagram only accept videos no larger than 15MB, we can use the video edit function of this app to trim videos, and we can also enhance the video quality with functions like deinterlace, video effects, etc.

Step 4Choose Instagram supported video format.

Here you just need to choose MP4 as the output format. Here, we can also compress video size by choosing the common video format.

Step 5Transfer YouTube videos to your mobile phone.

For iPhone users---Sync the videos from Mac to iPhone via iTunes, Airdrop, iCloud or others, and the videos will be saved on your iphone.
For Android users---Transfer the videos from Mac to Android phone via USB, or Google Drive and other online storage services.

Step 6Open Instagram and tap on the plus icon on the bottom of Instagram app.
Step 7Then tab “Library” on the bottom left.

Step 8Choose the video from your camera roll and tap”next”.

 Your YouTube videos will be shared to your Instagram or Instagram story.

For Windows Users

WinX YouTube Downloader is a dedicate YouTube Downloader and Converter designed for Windows users, similar as Cisdem Video Converter, it allows users to download, convert YouTube video to Instagram, also supports to download videos from 600+ websites, export videos as different video or audio formats, customize resolution, etc.

How to Share YouTube Videos to Instagram with WinX?

  • Step 1. Download and install WinX YouTube Downloader onto your Windows PC.
  • Step 2. Go to YouTube, copy and paste the URL to WinX
  • Step 3. Choose output, resolution and size, then press “OK”.youtube to instagram windows
  • Step 4. Click “Download” icon to save the YouTube videos to your Windows PC.
  • Step 5. Transfer YouTube videos to your mobile phone.
    (For iPhone Users) Save the YouTube videos from Windows PC to iPhone via iTunes, Dropbox or transfer applications.
    (For Android Users) Transfer YouTube videos from Windows PC to Android device via USB or online storage services (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox)
  • Step 6. Open Instagram and tap on the plus icon on the bottom of Instagram app.
  • Step 7. Then tab “Library” on the bottom left.


#2. How to Share YouTube Videos to Instagram Online Free

If you want to share YouTube Videos to Instagram online, without installing any YouTune to Instagram tools, there are 2 options to achieve this.

Option 1: ClipConverter

ClipConveter is an online free YouTube downloader, it supports to export YouTube videos as MP3, M4A, AAC, MP4,3GP, AVI, MOV and MKV. That’s to say, it helps to post a YouTube video to your Instagram account.

  1. Open the web browser on your computer, go to ClipConverter.
  2. Copy and paste the YouTube URL into the address filed.
  3. Choose output and resolution.
  4. Click “Download” icon to save the YouTube video to your computer.youtube to instagram 01
  5. Transfer the YouTube videos to your iPhone or Android as you always do (USB, iTunes, Airdrop, iCloud, etc.)
  6. Open Instagram on your phone
  7. Post to Instagram and use Instagram's editor to crop the video down to 60 seconds and less than 15MB and post away.

Option 2. Tube2gram

Tube2Gram allows users to download and convert YouTube videos directly to post on Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, you just need to copy and paste the YouTube URL into the program, it also supports downloadin the YouTube videos to mobile phone.

  1. Open web browser on your phone, go to Tube2Gram.
  2. Paste the URL of the YouTube video. 
  3. Select a video download type Instagram Video/Twitter Video/Other, and then click on “Start Download”.
  4. Then drag the orange slider to select the section of the video you want to download or enter start and stop time manually.
  5. Click “Start Download” button below to start the downloading process.youtube to gram
  6. Once ready, click “Download on Mobile” to save the videos to your phone. 
  7. Then open Instagram and upload the YouTube video to your Instagram Story.


#3 How to Post YouTube Videos to Instagram on iPhone Directly with App

We also found an extremely simple and convenient method, which supports directly downloading YouTube videos to your iPhone's Camera Roll. Using an app named Video Download Browser.

  1. Download this app for your iPhone or iPad. Launch it and open YouTube to find the video you need to download.
  2. Just play the video in the app, and it will pop up a "Save to Memory" option, click on it, the app will start download the video instantly.
  3. After your video has downloaded, navigate to the Videos tab from within the app, choose information and select "Save to Camera Roll."
  4. Then launch the Instagram app and add a new post as usually. Choose the downloaded YouTube video in your Camera roll. Now, you are ready to post your YouTube video to Instagram.


#4 How to Post YouTube Video to Instagram on Android Directly with App

TubeMate is most popular Android YouTube video downloader, and it can also works as a YouTube to Instagram downloader.

  1. Download TubeMate in Goole Play and install on your Android phone.
  2. Launch TubeMate and browse YouTube to find the YouTube videos you want to download. Or, you can also tap menu in the top right and select 'URL' to add the url of a YouTube video.
  3. Play or paste the url of the YouTube video within this app, a bright green download button will appear. Tap on it and this app will start analyze the downloadable video format.
  4. Choose output format(MP4) for sharing on Instagram.
  5. Then the video will be saved to your phone and you can start sharing it on Instagram.

Okay, so that was the 4 ways we recommend to use for posting YouTube to Instagram. Which one do you like the most, just vote below for your favorable way. or do you have other methods to do so, Post it below to share with us.

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