You made an amazing video and uploaded it to YouTube, and 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 collect 4 quick ways to post YouTube videos on Instagram, by using the best YouTube to Instagram app or online free services. All these methods apply to share YouTube videos to Instagram both on iPhone/iPad and Android.
Before posting youtube videos on Instagram, we’ll like to let you know the video format and video requirement for Instagram.
|In-feed Videos||Instagram Stories||IGTV|
|Length||3S - 60S||15S||15S - 10mins|
|Resolution||1920x1080 pixels (max)||600 x 1067 pixels (min)||720 pixels (min)|
|Format||MP4, MOV (H.264/ VP8&AAC/ Vorbis, 3,500 kbps video bitrate)||MP4, MOV||MP4|
|Frame Rate||30fps or below||30fps||30fps (min)|
|Dimensions||1080px Wide (max)||1080x1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Aspect Ratio||1.91:1 or 16:9 (landscape), 1:1 (square), 4:5 (vertical)||9:16||9:16|
|File Size||15MB (standard)||15MB (best)||
650MB up to 10 mins
3.6GB up to 60 mins
If the YouTube video you intend to post on Instagram is not in MP4, MOV, etc. format, you convert the video to a suitable format via YouTube to Instagram converter. Plus, you can compress the video file size and reduce its length.
The most reliable way to post YouTube videos on Instagram is to use a professional tool. So you can download & convert YouTube videos for sharing on Instagram without hassle. 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 many more credits to YouTube to Instagram apps for Mac or PC, due to the high success rate, the convenience of large screen and fast speed as well.
If you are using a Mac, the effective tool to download, convert and compress YouTube videos for Instagram sharing is Cisdem Video Converter. It is the all in one tool that supports to download videos from YouTube and 1000+ other sites, it can compress HD videos to Instagram format while at the same time keep the best quality.
Main Functions of YouTube to Instagram Converter for Mac:
Switch to interface. Copy the YouTube video URL and paste it to the program. And then click the button.
For example, Instagram only accepts in-feed videos no longer than 60 seconds. Hence you should trim videos to the desired play length. Also, you can crop videos and enhance video quality with features like deinterlacing, video effects, etc.
Select “MP4 Video” as the output format, which uses H.264 and AAC to encode videos.
If necessary, click icon to open the “Advanced Settings” window, and set favorable parameters.
Finally, convert YouTube to the formats supported by Instagram.
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.
Your YouTube videos will be shared with your Instagram or Instagram story.
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.
If you want to share YouTube Videos to Instagram online, without installing any YouTube to Instagram apps, you can have a try on Tube2Gram.com. It’s sometimes mistakenly written as TubeToGram or YouTube2gram.
Tube2Gram allows you 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 downloading YouTube videos to mobile phones.
Is Tube2Gram Safe?
Yes, Tube2Gram is safe. I got no virus from the website based on my test. But it’s full of ads and loading slowly. You have to take a longer time to download YouTube videos when compared to third-party software.
ClipConveter is an online free YouTube downloader. This Tube2Gram alternative supports exporting 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.
Yttoig is a professional YouTube to Instagram online converter that’s similar to Tube2Gram. It helps you upload custom thumbnails to maximize clicks. But Yttoig is not free (7-day free trial), you need to pay $12/month (up to 5 videos), $18/month (up to 30 videos), or $32/month (unlimited videos).
Can I Post YouTube to Instagram with GramKeep?
No, you can’t. Although GramKeep.com is 100% free, it’s just an Instagram photo and video downloader. It doesn’t empower you to download YouTube videos.
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.
TubeMate is the most popular Android YouTube video downloader, and it can also work as a YouTube to an Instagram downloader.
Okay, so above are the 4 best ways that we recommend to use for posting YouTube to Instagram. Which one do you like the most? Just vote below for your favorite way. Or do you have other methods to do so? Post it below to share with us.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.